Katsu Tanda wrote:
When I am in LR, I want it to show three drives, iMac, MBP and external. I renamed my iMac hdd to "iMac" and the MBP as "MBP." The external shows up as it always did as external. So when I copied the Catalog to the iMac, it just maps the drive "iMac" as if it were the "MBP" and shows my original file structure as my MBP. So in this setup, my photos just show up as missing which is what I expected it would. But what I wasn't expecting was that LR just renamed my HDD tree "MBP" to "iMac" instead of creating a new HDD tree "iMac."
So is there anyway to have LR create a new HDD tree "iMac", retain the "MBP" tree as whats on my MBP and keep the external as is?
Where exactly do you have the catalog stored?
What exactly are you trying to achieve?
If you are not able to access the images and the edits, why do you them to be added to the catalog?
The best way for you would be to keep the images and the catalog on the external harddrive and then use it on any computer you want.
The catalog is on the main drive of both computers. I would rather have the catalog on the main drive since they are both SSDs and the external is on a slow spinning disk. I'm trying to keep the photos I'm editing on the fastest drive possible before moving to the external for archive purposes.
Lightroom doesn't "map" drives, it only knows about the drives that have photos imported, which initially is your external drive and the MBP drive. It won't know about your iMac drive until such time as you import a photo into Lightroom from the iMac drive, or until YOU re-connect the folders (Lightroom will not do this by itself).
So, you would need to reconnect the photos to the MBP drive using these instructions: Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders