I'm guessing (but I am not a Mac person) that the easiest thing would be to change the name of the drive in your operating system to Media 1.
This is an expected behavior as you have similar drive names.
I would suggest you to rename the drive.
Sarika, I disconnected the other drive with the same name. I won't be using it. I really want the drive to be named Media, not Media 1. The mac sees it as Media. LR renamed it and still sees it as Media 1.
Go into Disk Utility and check what the drive name actually is. LR added a 1 to the Reference of that drive. Are you having problems accessing the images you have on that drive?
Shut down LR. Turn off your Mac, Power down. Disconnect the external drive then power up the Mac. Once it is fully booted connect the drive and check the name. If it is Media, No One after it, then start LR. Does LR now see it as Media?
In all honesty you should chose better names for all your drives.
All, I checked Disk Utility several times and the drive was never named "Media 1" by/in the OS, only by LR, in LR. I don't understand why I can't revert or fix a drive name that LR created. I know I caused the initial problem by having two drives with the same name connected, but only one of those drives is now connected, the one with all of the photos. I don't want to look at "Media 1" the rest of the drive life only to be pinged with the disappointment of my screwup.
To reiterate. Only one drive is connected. The OS/disk utility sees it as "Media". LR renamed it and continues to see it as "Media 1", which means all my photos "Cannot be found" because they are on the connected drive that was named "Media" - (That is not the issue, I know how to "locate the photos" - I just want the drive to be called "Media" in LR)
@ShootistBond, I followed your steps. Nothing changed.
If you need to reconnect the photos in Lightroom so that the drive is seen as "Media" and not "Media 1" then follow these instructions to connect the top level folder, and then all subfolders will also be connected via this operation.
The problem was caused by you... simply you cannot have drives with the same name in a catalog. So the Catalog has named one of them Media 1 to differentiate.
Your solution is to rename in Finder the appropriate one to Media 1.
The folder layout on the drives will determine then next easy step in renaming.
If you have a Top Level Folder for the image files that have ben imported to Lightroom renaming and relinking is easy, if not there are a few extra steps.
Post a screen shot of the catalog like this:
and one of the Drive like this:
Slow, cautious and steady is the key here..
@dj_paige - Thank you so much! I knew there had to be a way to show the correct drive name and photos - the tutorial you linked to was it. Thanks for taking the time to post a reply!! Now I can lay this issue to rest.