5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2013 3:06 PM by Andibuch RSS

    Using a network-stored catalog with Mac OSX

    johnnyspo08

      Greetings all.

       

      I am using Photoshop Elements 11 on Mac OSX Mountain Lion and want to store my catalog on a local network drive (FreeNAS).  I have encountered many problems while attempting to do this.  Then I noticed in the Elements Organizer help, under the section "Repair a catalog", the following: "Note:  (Mac OS) You cannot access catalogs present on a network drive."

       

      Is this true. or has someone found a workaround to the problem?

       

      Thanks!

       

      --John

        • 1. Re: Using a network-stored catalog with Mac OSX
          Barbara B. ACP/MVPs

          Yes, this is true, unfortunately. You can store a catalog and images on a removable drive, but not a network drive.

          • 2. Re: Using a network-stored catalog with Mac OSX
            johnnyspo08 Community Member

            Thanks Barb.  Not what I wanted to hear.....

             

            --John

            • 3. Re: Using a network-stored catalog with Mac OSX
              Andibuch

              Hi Barbara,

               

              may I please ask an additional question and excuse any stupidity because I am a newbie:

               

              Now even though you cannot store a catalogue on an network drive it is obviously possible to store the photos themselves on the network. Having done so, I have then been forced to move the files to a different folder. The Organizer has then lost contact to the files. However when I try to reconnect the photos the system just says that the photos are to be found on an external drive and prompts me to reconnect the external drive. Is there a way to tell the organizer that the files are now in a different folder on the network ?

               

              In addition to that: Have you ever come across problems with the access rights for the photos on the network drive ? I have been unable to delete files on the network drive after I had added these to the Organizer catalogue. MAC OS X (10.6.8) did not let me write or delete files no matter what I tried.

               

              Thanks for any help.

               

              Andibuch

              • 4. Re: Using a network-stored catalog with Mac OSX
                Barbara B. ACP/MVPs

                Well, yes, these are part of the "no network drive" thing.

                 

                As for moving the photos, did you use organizer to move them? You will always have trouble if you move photos outside of organizer, even on the same drive--you have to let it manage your photos or it doesn't have a clue as to what happened.

                • 5. Re: Using a network-stored catalog with Mac OSX
                  Andibuch Community Member

                  Thanks, for that ( I assume we have to carry on in English due to forum policy even though we are both of German tongue I assume)

                   

                  You mean the access problems are part of the "no network drive" thing? I suspected that. Took me a whole day in front of my computer to realign the mess.  So should one better not use the network drives at all? Quite a pity in times where everybody seems to use network storage.

                   

                  No, I did not use organizer to use the photos. So there is no way to reconnect them? Should I delete the catalogue and start with the photos from scratch?

                   

                  Regards

                   

                  Andibuch

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Am 02.01.2013 um 23:35 schrieb Barbara B.:

                   

                  Re: Using a network-stored catalog with Mac OSX

                  created by Barbara B. in Photoshop Elements - View the full discussion

                  Well, yes, these are part of the "no network drive" thing.

                   

                   

                  As for moving the photos, did you use organizer to move them? You will always have trouble if you move photos outside of organizer, even on the same drive--you have to let it manage your photos or it doesn't have a clue as to what happened.

                   

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