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search for a person on a external hard disk

New Here ,
Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021

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Hello,

 

i would like to search my external hard disk for a special person , but all I can search is the photo's on tje hard drive off my computer.

is it even possible to search youre photo's on a external hard drive ??

 

with regards Lilian 

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Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021

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Can you clarify which program you are using? If the images of that special person that are stored on the external drive have been imported into either of the two different Lightroom versions, then it should be possible to search for a specific person in the Lightroom catalog. However, subsequently locating the images of that specific person in Lightroom requires that the specific person has somehow been previously identified to Lightroom, either by using the face recognition feature or by adding a suitable identifying keyword tag.

 

If the images on the external drive have NOT been imported into Lightroom, then you cannot use Lightroom to locate them.

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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hello, i am surprised i thought I answered you, I am sorry. the Lightroom classic program \i use and I am not able to import the external drive into the Lightroom.

I guess I have to importe all the photo's to my harddrive and search then??

 

greeting Lilian Warmenhoven 

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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I am not able to import the external drive into the Lightroom.

 

Why are you not able to import the images on the external drive into Lightroom? What happens when you try? Note that you cannot "import the external drive" into LrClassic, you have to select the images that are on that external drive in the Import dialog.

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Oh , its working did what you said, I thought that I had to import everything to my harddrive but I don't have to.

thank you very musch .

 

and for youre quick answer !!

with regards Lilian

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