4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2015 11:57 AM by Michael J. Hoffman

    Help Needed: Hard Drive failure but I can't get Lr to open photos from a backup drive

    Darklight Device

      Hi,

       

      I have all of my photos (including my Aperture library and newer Lr catalogue) on a single External Hard Drive.  I have an exact copy of these folders and files on another External Hard drive as a backup that I simply copied to it through the Finder (I'm on mac) and it's just as well as the current one is in the process of failing - it works intermittently and iv'e been advised to re-format it and, if still not good, return to manufacturer as a warranty return.

       

      My iTunes catalogue is also on the same disk (and backed up to the other) and it was a simple case of pointing iTunes to the backup drive - all is well.  Unfortunately it is not well, nor as simple, for Lightroom. 

       

      I don't need to transfer or move my photos to the new drive as they are already there.  Can anyone tell me how to get Lr to start using the new location?

       

      Thanks.