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Only able to Import to computer vs my external hardrive

New Here ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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When I go to import my images and click on the arrow where I should be able to select location it does nothing. There isn't a drop down where I can select the location I want, which would be my external hard drive. I just did a LrC update and also my Mac to Big Sur. Not sure if that's the issue?? I've never had this problem before and I certainly don't want to keep uploading to my computer memory. Any help appreciated!!

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Guru ,
Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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Have you maybe got the import type (at top of the interface) selected as "Add"?

If so, the destination panel is disabled: all images will get imported where they currently are.

Typically, Add is the default when you choose to import images that are already stored in a standard drive, but other Move or Copy or Copy as DNG options can be chosen instead.

And the default typically switches to a Copy operation, with Add disabled, when it's removable media such as a card reader.

I recommend saving your preferred and tested import settings to a named preset - and you may need multiple presets to cater for different sorts of import - so that importing can repeat identically in future (by recalling the relevant preset again).

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Yes...That was it!! Thank you!

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