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Lightroom Classic External Drive Issue

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Nov 29, 2019

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I have Lightroom Classic (updated as of this morning) running on a 2015 iMac and am trying to move most of my folders to an external drive.  The problem is that Lightroom will not recognize the new external drive in the Folders View.  I can see it in the list when I import items but it's not showing up on the Folders View list.  I have imported images to the new external drive so it's not due to zero interaction.

 

I tried to do an "end run" by copying all the folders I wish to move from my internal drive to my new external drive.  I then right clicked on the folder in Folders View and selected "Update Folder Location" and selected the copied folder on the external drive as it will show up in its Finder-type dialog box.  All the files then became "missing" files as it apparently didn't recognize the external drive even though it was an option at that point.  

 

I'm just not sure why it's not showing up in the Folders View.  Does anyone have any idea what is going on here?

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"I have imported images to the new external drive"

 

By "importing to", do you mean you imported from, say, an SD card, using Move or Copy and setting the destination in the Import window to be the external drive?

 

I was suggesting something different: Use Finder to place a test photo in a folder on the drive, and then import with the Add option, setting  the source set to that folder.

 

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Lightroom Classic External Drive Issue

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I have Lightroom Classic (updated as of this morning) running on a 2015 iMac and am trying to move most of my folders to an external drive.  The problem is that Lightroom will not recognize the new external drive in the Folders View.  I can see it in the list when I import items but it's not showing up on the Folders View list.  I have imported images to the new external drive so it's not due to zero interaction.

 

I tried to do an "end run" by copying all the folders I wish to move from my internal drive to my new external drive.  I then right clicked on the folder in Folders View and selected "Update Folder Location" and selected the copied folder on the external drive as it will show up in its Finder-type dialog box.  All the files then became "missing" files as it apparently didn't recognize the external drive even though it was an option at that point.  

 

I'm just not sure why it's not showing up in the Folders View.  Does anyone have any idea what is going on here?

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"I have imported images to the new external drive"

 

By "importing to", do you mean you imported from, say, an SD card, using Move or Copy and setting the destination in the Import window to be the external drive?

 

I was suggesting something different: Use Finder to place a test photo in a folder on the drive, and then import with the Add option, setting  the source set to that folder.

 

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Please copy here the first ten lines from the menu command Help > System Info, which will let us know precisely which LR and OS you're running.

 

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Nov 29, 2019

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Are you using MacOS Catalina? Make sure Lightroom has all the permissions it needs:

 

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

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Sure thing.  First ten lines of system info:

 

Lightroom Classic version: 9.0 [ 201910151439-b660523e ]
License: Creative Cloud
Language setting: en-US
Operating system: Mac OS 10
Version: 10.13.6 [17G9016]
Application architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 3.3 GHz
Built-in memory: 24,576.0 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 24,576.0 MB

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Johan...using High Sierra currently.

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Nov 29, 2019

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See: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/create-folders.html

 

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 9.4, PS 21.2.1; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.6; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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