4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2015 10:49 AM by larryv71382932

    How to copy catalog from external hard drive to computer hard drive to use smart previews when not connected to external hard drive?


      I am very new to LR5. I have LR5 set up so that my catalog and photos are on an external hard drive. I found out that when not connected to the hard drive, LR5 cannot find my catalog, therefore, I cannot do any editing in smart previews unless connected to the external hard drive. How can I fix this issue so that I can edit photos without being connected to the external hard drive. Is there a way of copying the catalog off the hard drive on the computer hard drive or do I need to reestablish a new catalog using LR5? Does the catalog always need to be loaded on the hard drive? Thank you in advance.