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How to open Lightroom catalog from external drive.

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Mar 03, 2021 Mar 03, 2021

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My Lightroom catalogue was moved onto an external harddrive because my laptop drive was full.  How do I open Lightroom so that it recognizes my external drive?

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Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Hi there,

 

In order to navigate to your catalog on external drive, hold down the Option/ALT key while launching Lightroom Classic.

 

Now you should see a screen that prompts you to select a catalog. Click on "Choose a different catalog" and navigate to your external drive.

 

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Also, which version of Lightroom are you using and what is your computer's OS? I am assuming that you are using Lightroom Classic, please confirm so that we can move this discussion to the Lightroom Classic community.

 

For more catalog related issues, see: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/recover-catalog-images-resetting-lightroom.html

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Thanks,

Akash

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