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Library - external Hard disk - PC + MAC (always need to re-browse to library destination fold first)

Dec 21, 2019

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Hello everyone, 

 

My Lightroom library is stored on a external disk.

when going back and forth from MAC to PC,  Lightroom does not find the destination folder: 

 

- on a PC, it looks for a windows path like E:/lightroom/2019

- on a Mac: /Volumes/Lightroom/2019

 

so I always have to re-browse and show where the library is. 

Is there a way to define the path "destination folder" that would work on both Mac and PC 

 

Thank you for your help, 

-Jessie 

 

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Library - external Hard disk - PC + MAC (always need to re-browse to library destination fold first)

Dec 21, 2019

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Hello everyone, 

 

My Lightroom library is stored on a external disk.

when going back and forth from MAC to PC,  Lightroom does not find the destination folder: 

 

- on a PC, it looks for a windows path like E:/lightroom/2019

- on a Mac: /Volumes/Lightroom/2019

 

so I always have to re-browse and show where the library is. 

Is there a way to define the path "destination folder" that would work on both Mac and PC 

 

Thank you for your help, 

-Jessie 

 

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Dec 21, 2019

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Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do here regarding where the image files are stored. Mac and Windows identify drives two different ways (names vs letters). Each time you swap computers, you need to "find missing folders" in the Library module to update the OS drive changes.

 

From the perspective of the "destination folder" in the Import dialog, I would think that the "last used folder" would be recorded in the preferences file, which should be separate for each computer, assuming normal installation folders.

 

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Thanks for your answer. Luckily it does not take too long to point to the correct path. 

Too bad,  there is no universal way to refer to a path on both operating system. 

Thanks again. 

-J

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Use relative paths in Lightroom. The instructions are at the bottom of this thread: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/feature_allow_lightroom_to_use_relative_paths...

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