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How to Change source disk for Classic

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Aug 16, 2020

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Help.   My external hard disk, on which I store all my images, has failed.   i need to use the back up external drive.   But I cant get it to match my classic library.   Ive tried find missing photos, but no luck.   Any suggestions on how I get everything reorganised/back onto my classic library.   All the images are on the back up drive.   Advivce appreciated.

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Mac or Windows? The easiest way is to fool Lightroom into thinking that the backup disk is the original disk. On a Macintosh you need to rename the backup disk and give it the exact same name as the original disk had. On a Windows computer you need to give it the same drive letter.

 

If you have already messed around with other methods, you may have to go back to a catalog backup too.

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How to Change source disk for Classic

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Help.   My external hard disk, on which I store all my images, has failed.   i need to use the back up external drive.   But I cant get it to match my classic library.   Ive tried find missing photos, but no luck.   Any suggestions on how I get everything reorganised/back onto my classic library.   All the images are on the back up drive.   Advivce appreciated.

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Mac or Windows? The easiest way is to fool Lightroom into thinking that the backup disk is the original disk. On a Macintosh you need to rename the backup disk and give it the exact same name as the original disk had. On a Windows computer you need to give it the same drive letter.

 

If you have already messed around with other methods, you may have to go back to a catalog backup too.

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Mac or Windows? The easiest way is to fool Lightroom into thinking that the backup disk is the original disk. On a Macintosh you need to rename the backup disk and give it the exact same name as the original disk had. On a Windows computer you need to give it the same drive letter.

 

If you have already messed around with other methods, you may have to go back to a catalog backup too.

-- Johan W. Elzenga, http://www.johanfoto.com

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Seem to be replying to myself!   I realised my back up photography disk had a different name.   Changed it to the original name and this seems to have done the trick.   Sorry, I should have checked that first.

 

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