1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 17, 2017 10:18 AM by dj_paige

    LR somehow knew that I changed the location of my media?

    southwestform Level 1

      I was previously using an external drive for all of my photos and videos that I would connect and disconnect when done. I just recently copied it all to another larger drive and placed that drive in an enclosure that is always connected to my iMac. I was not planning to re-point my catalog yet to the new drive, though it seems LR automatically found it somehow. I named the new drive with the same name as the one I used previously. Is this how LR found it?

       

      How do I manually change the location of my media back to the other drive if I want to? I just want to check for the number of missing photos on the old drive and compare it with the new one to ensure that everything is the same.

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: LR somehow knew that I changed the location of my media?
          dj_paige Level 9

          I named the new drive with the same name as the one I used previously. Is this how LR found it?

          Yes, Lightroom doesn't know that it's a new drive because the name is the same.

          How do I manually change the location of my media back to the other drive if I want to? I just want to check for the number of missing photos on the old drive and compare it with the new one to ensure that everything is the same.

          I believe all you'd have to do is un-plug the new drive and plug the old drive in.