The first couple years of using LR, it turns out, has been a mess...when it has come to my organization. I was making multiple catalogs as I needed to use external hard drives to save my RAW files. I am now trying to organize photos into ONE catalog, as I am now able to have multiple hard drives hooked to a hub. The problem is, as I try to move files, the flag,ratings and keywords are not transferring. changes made in develop module are transferring. I am hoping that I am not going to loose work that has been done while using the laptop. any suggestions to ensure items are being written in XMP sidecar?