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Question about file management using external drive.

Dec 29, 2012 9:46 AM

Tags: #file #problem #catalog #library #import #lr #lr4 #lightroom4

I'm new to Lightroom and Mac.  My photos have filled my hard drive, so I am trying to move them to my external drive.  I moved all my pictures (through LR) from Lightroom to my external drive.  Fine.  However, my photos are all still found in Finder (where they were located before I got Lightroom).  Are the files in Finder duplicates of all the files I moved from within Lightroom?  I'm so confused!  Please help. 


In case it's helpful, I'm using a MacBook Pro version 10.7.5 with Lightroom 4 and PhotoShop Elements 10.  Hard-drive is Seagate.


TIA for any help!!

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    Dec 29, 2012 11:45 AM   in reply to madras mama

    How did you "Move" them form inside Lightroom? What steps?


    Normally moving files does not duplicate but performs an OS-level move.


    Where does LR say they are now? The Internal? The External?


    Off hand, I would say you had two copies to start with and moved one of them.

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