Moving my photography collection

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Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021

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I wish to relocate my photography collection to another place on my hard drive.  My pictures are grouped in (lots of) subfolders under the master folder that I will be moving.   Nothing else about the photos relative location will change other than the new location of the top-level directory.

 

 If I move them, of course PSE 2021 is going to note that they are gone.  Is there a way that I can alert PSE of the move without destroying the catalog, etc.?  I know that it will try to find singlular missing pictures and I think you can point the software to that missing photo.  Will that work here?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

WSC33

 

Win10, PSE 2021

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@WSC33 

 If I move them, of course PSE 2021 is going to note that they are gone.


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I you move them outside of the organizer, yes. You would have to 'reconnect' the moved files.

If you do it from the organizer (by dragging a master folder elsewhere in the left folder tree in tree mode), No.

You can even move that master folder to another drive or partition.

If you are moving a big library, you'll probably want to do a full organizer backup first?

Then you simply restore on the location you have chosen. This is the common and standard way of moving to a new computer.

So you have three solutions:

- moving externally and reconnecting (not recommended for a big and complex library, but for a few folders, that works very well).

- drag and drop in the folder tree panel (better do a backup before)

- the very safe way to move by backup and restore.

 

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That worked.  Thanks so very much!

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