0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 16, 2014 9:34 PM by MagnusTJ

    How can I relink my catalogue photos to a new drive without having to "combine folders"?

    MagnusTJ Level 1



      I would like to relink all the photos in my LR5 catalogue to a new drive.

      I copied all photos through the Finder from an external drive to a larger Time Capsule with the intention to access everything through wi-fi. I should probably have done it from within LR but I didn't think it would be a problem to re-link them since I did just that a few years back with LR3. I would prefer not having to re-copy everything since it takes quite some time through wi-fi.

      When clicking on the exclamation mark next to the "missing" photo with "Find Nearby Missing Photos" checked, I can relink all photos in that folder. The same is true if done through the folder pane to the left. But when trying to relink several folders at once, like e.g. when selecting the main 2014 folder, it only says that the folders are already recognized and offers to "combine" them and offers no other re-link alternative. Relinking each folder manually would be too time consuming and I am sure there has to be a way to do this since it was possible already in LR3 (and probably before that).

      What does "combine folders" mean in this context and how would I go about to solve this? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.