Reconnecting files after moving to a new HD...?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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Hi,

I have three external HD's (HD1, HD2, HD3) and I recently consolidated them into one larger 4Tb HD, named HD4. In that new drive I have three folders HD1, HD2 etc with all the same file folders as before. How do I marry up LR to let it know where the files are... I know I can click on the corner of the "missing" file and let LR know where that folder is....but do I have to do this for every folder in the HD? Is there no way LR can tell to look in the nerby folders too?
Thanks,

Alan. 

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LEGEND , Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022
If you photos are not all in a nice hierarchy with a parent folder, then yes you have to re-connect them one at a time. (Hint hint, after everything is reconnected and working properly, change your folder hierarchy so next time reconnecting everything can be done with one action)

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See Figure 4 to re-connect entire hierarchies of folders by re-connecting the parent folder

https://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr2_find_folder/find-folder.htm

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Thanks for the info.

My problem now is that the majority of images were in folders like "JOBS" or "SCANS"  and those files I can re-connect because they're in the main folder (eg JOBS) but there were some folders of images that were just on the HD...so I guess I have to reconnect those folders manually...?

 

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If you photos are not all in a nice hierarchy with a parent folder, then yes you have to re-connect them one at a time. (Hint hint, after everything is reconnected and working properly, change your folder hierarchy so next time reconnecting everything can be done with one action)

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Thanks, yes that makes sense (parent folder) for future. Fortunatley most files are in subfolders so I should be ok, I just have to manually reconnect about 20 folders. Appreciate your help.

Alan.

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