my iMac 1tb disk is full. I bought a LaCie 3tb external and moved folders from 2012 to 2014 to the new drive. I did this meticulously by renaming into year-mo-date__topic in LR Folders. Then, I used LR5 to drag the folders across from the Mac HD to the LaCie external. Everything successfully moved and is found and usable in LR5 from the LaCie 3tb drive. The Mac HD is no longer showing in LR. But, in Explorer, I still have 2012, 2013 and 2014 folders, and it is still consuming most of my internal drive.
Why didn't LR5 move all folders instead of what appears to be copying ?
Hello, on a Mac it is Finder rather than Explorer...
On a Mac there is no Move when transferring between drives only copy. This is a great safety factor so that accidents can be overcome such as a power failure during transfer.
All you need to do (after backing up both drives) is to move the folders on your Internal drive to the Trash and then empty it. That will free the space.