I have Lightroom 5 (Creative Cloud) and currently use a Windows 7 32 bit Laptop and a 1TB external HDD (connected via USB2, designated as my 'G' Drive) that stores my LR Catalogues and the Library of Photos that LR has created. I want to switch to a MacBook pro with 64 Bit OSX. I have looked at other questions on this forum about switching, but I'm concerned that all my current LR catalogues point to this external G drive. I plan to connect my MacBook pro to an external RAID drive via Thunderbolt, which will contain my 'Master' LR5 Catalogues and photo Libraries. My Questions are :
(1) Will I need to designate this drive to be a 'G' Drive - does Mac work that way ? I don't want to have to go through the (prolonged) pain of finding all the photos manually !
(2) How do I ensure that the Windows Hierarchy is 'replicated' on the Mac formatted RAID when it is transferred ? I gather that Macs don't naturally store folders and files in this way. Is there a particular App that facilitates this ?
Thanks for your help,
I Have the same issue did anyone answer your question ?