I have folders on multiple drives inside Lightroom. I know I can move a folder from a parent folder in one drive, to a parent folder in the other. The problem is that when I do it, I get a message that says (paraphrasing) "The move can't be undone, and changes you've made prior to the move can't be undone". To me, that says that the move will force Lightroom to apply changes to all the photos, and I won't be able to reset back to the original un-edited file.
So, my questions are:
1. Am I right in thinking that these moved files will have changes that can't be undone? We're talking about thousands of files that go back more than 10 years.
2. If so, is there some other way to move the folders without making my Lightroom modifications permanent?
It does NOT mean that. I don't know what it means.
Just move the files, I'm sure you won't have a problem. If you are worried, try it on a single photo first before doing the entire job.
And make sure all of your photos and catalog file are backed up before you start.
Thanks, dj_paige. I've been researching it, and other sources seem to confirm what you're saying. I'm going to try it small-scale first.
The warning message is badly worded. What LR is trying to tell you is that "undo" will not move your files back to their previous location.