25 Replies Latest reply on Apr 19, 2016 10:49 AM by FKlusmann

    Moving to external drive lost previews.

    FKlusmann

      Hi,

      Ref: Lightroom 5.7  [991162] on Win-7 Ver.6.1 [7601]

      When I import photos LR creates Smart Previews.

      In order to free disk space I moved folders to an external drive. This was done inside of LR by dragging (under Folders) from C:\..\Lightroom\yyyy to  E:\..\Lightroom\yyyy .

      Now, when the external drive is disconnected, the preview/thumbnails are grey. I need to connect to find the missing photos.

      I understood that LR keep the thumbnails in the catalog.

      What have I failed to do?

      Thank you.