Photos on an external hard drive, having issues.

New Here ,
May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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OK, here is my issue. I am on a MacBook. I was running out of hard disk space so decided to transfer to an external hard drive. All of my photo files and the catalog are on the external drive, but when I click on the catalog and try and find the missing files by clicking the !, The dialog box that comes up does not see the external drive, only the drive on the laptop.

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May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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You need to use the option to update the folder location. Then point Lightroom to the folders on the external hard drive. If the folders are arranged within a master folder you will only need to locate the master folder and all of the subfolders will be found automatically.

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When I click on move to a new location, same issue. The external drive does
not show up as a choice.

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May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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Did you try rebooting with the drive connected?

Are you sure you have full privacy set? In System Preferences, >Security & Privacy, >Full Disk Access, do you see Lightroom listed? If not, do add it and try again.


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Yes, no dice. Still only shows my internal drive. When I download from the external drive, the pics are stored on the internal drive even though the catalog is stored on the external one.

 

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May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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I'm a little confused. You have the catalog on the external drive yes? But you don't see the drive mounted? But you can run LR from this catalog?


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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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Looks like this is a bug with Apple's latest OS.

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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@cheeznado wrote:

Looks like this is a bug with Apple's latest OS.


Not me me.


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