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Lightroom classic back up!

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Jun 19, 2020

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I am new to Lightroom and cannot get anywhere with backing up catalogues. I have created a two back up files for two external hard drives. I have looked at the YouTube video on how to drag and drop the catalogues . It shows the destination drive highlighting in blue when I hover the the catalogue I want to move above it. This does not happen with either drive! What am I doing wrong?

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Lightroom classic back up!

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I am new to Lightroom and cannot get anywhere with backing up catalogues. I have created a two back up files for two external hard drives. I have looked at the YouTube video on how to drag and drop the catalogues . It shows the destination drive highlighting in blue when I hover the the catalogue I want to move above it. This does not happen with either drive! What am I doing wrong?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You can't do this drag-and-drop with Collections. You can do this only from the folder section.

 

BTW: What do you try to do? When you're using the drag-and-drop move the the picture will be move from one folder to another. If you wish to backup your photos yopu have to do it outside from Lightroom with system or third party tools.

Here yopu'll find a lot of informations about backup in Lightroom:

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom/catalogs/backups/

 

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The catalog backup is only a backup of the catalog itself. There are no images in it, and there is no advantage to having it displayed in your Lightroom library. Lightroom cannot simply "show" images in that catalog because there aren't any there. The catalog should be stored on a separate drive and simply be considered an archive to turn to in an emergency.

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If you have created two backup catalogs (did you use the Lightroom Classic feature to create the backups) then you move them to another drive using your operating system drag and drop (not drag and drop in Lightroom).

 

Your screen capture seems to indicate you are not trying to move backup catalogs, you are trying to move collections. So which is it?

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Please Edit you post to remove the Attached screen shot and Include it in the body of the text of your post.

You do that by Clicking the "More..." link at the bottom of your post, Selecting "Edit Message" and then use the "Insert Photos" icon in the tool bar at the top of the Post/Reply/Edit dialog box like this.

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