3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 5, 2016 2:29 PM by JimHess

    Mac doesn't see my SSD that has my catalog and photos.

    ref1556

      I want to use an SSD for my photos and my catalog. When I move my SSD from my PC to my Mac, the Mac thinks my SSD is offline. Even if I click "find folder"  and chose the correct folder on the SSD, Mac still doesn't see the SSD

        • 1. Re: Mac doesn't see my SSD that has my catalog and photos.
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          How is the SSD formatted?

          • 2. Re: Mac doesn't see my SSD that has my catalog and photos.
            ref1556 Level 1

            Hi Jim-thanks for your help.  It is (Ibelieve) formatted as a FAT32. I had been able to see it on both the Mac and PC on separate occasions.   I have a download for Mac to use FAT32 files.

             

             

             

            I may have found the answer by trial and error but I'd appreciate your input as well.   I took the SSD off the PC (ran fine) and attached it to the Mac (USB3).   That's when the Mac said it was there but offline and of course could not access the main or subfolders at all.

             

            Part of the problem (I think) is that Windows calls the drive "G" while Mac doesn't know what "G" is and calls it's sub-external drives just "Volumes" or simply "Folders"

             

             

             

               I did click on the top main folder, clicked to change folder location and got the message that there was a file already on the Mac with those photo folders and did I want to "Merge'" them.

             

             

             

            I did and now I can see the folders.

             

             

             

            What does "merge" mean in this case?   Did I lose anything?

             

             

             

            Is there a way to have the Mac automatically see "G" drive folder?

             

             

             

            Thanks in advance,

             

             

             

            Bob F

            • 3. Re: Mac doesn't see my SSD that has my catalog and photos.
              JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I had better let someone who has experience with a Mac advise you. Sorry.