3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2015 12:14 PM by Mrsfolsom

    How do I copy photos and catalog from one computer to another?


      I am trying to copy photos from LR on my laptop onto my desktop. Here is my preicedure:

      1. I plug an external drive into the USB of my laptop.

      2. I Export the photos and metadata/catalog I want from LR onto this external drive.

      3. I eject the external drive.

      4. I plug the external drive into my desktop computer.

      5. I Import the desired photos and metadata/catalog into LR.

      6. I eject the external drive.


      The photos and metadata then appear in LR on my desktop computer as you would expect. However, if I Quit LR and later reopen it, the photo is still there but "Develop" mode says "The file could not be found."


      What am I doing wrong?