I've just installed a new hard drive to consolidate my libraries. My imac recognizes the drive; I can see it in finder, and I can copy files to it. But it won't show up in the Folders Section in LR. I tried this on two computers and had the same problem. I don't recall having this problem last time I installed a new drive. Is there a step I'm forgetting? Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
It won't show up in Folders until you make LR aware of it by importing from it. Click the + in the Folders Panel header and click Add Folder … then navigate to a folder on the new drive containing a single importable photo. Import will launch. Import the single photo (you can discard it later if you like) You will now have access to the new drive.
You can just Add a folder on it as Rikk describes creating a new folder, no need to import a dummy file unless you want to...
The drive is just like a file on disk to Lightroom's database, unless you have pointed Lightroom to the file or disk, Lightroom will be unaware of it.
Thank you both. Problem solved.