1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 25, 2016 1:05 PM by ManiacJoe

    Moving Metadata to another drive

    davidk49936718

      Hello,

       

      I use Lightroom 5 on my MacBook and my photos are stored on an external hard drive.

      I've recently had a failure of my external drive and it became read only. I was able to copy my photos folder to a new external drive but NOT via Lightroom (it would not work).

      I can view my photos via Lightroom but non of my Metadata is there so all my photos are back to the RAW files before I edited them.

      How can get the Metadata from my MacBook to match the photos on the new external drive?

      All the photos have the same files names etc.

      Many thanks

      Dave.

        • 1. Re: Moving Metadata to another drive
          ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

          Moving/copying the huge number of images files is best done outside of lightroom.

          After you do the move/copy, go into the LR Library module, Folders panel.

          Select the top-most folder you moved, do the mac-equivalent of right-click "find missing" or "relocate folder".

           

          If you did the wrong thing of importing the images a second time, go back to a previous backup of the catalog and do the above.

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