I keep my Lightroom Catalog on an external disk drive, as well as all of my pictures. I use an iMac for a computer.
I would like to know if I can rename that disk drive, and have the Lightroom catalog find my pictures.
I am able to rename the drive in disk utilities. I then double click on the Lightroom Catalog file on the renamed drive, and Lightroom starts up, but all of the pictures have the dreaded exclamation point in the upper right hand corner. Catalog settings shows that the location has changed to the new drive name, but under folders, the new drive name is not shown, just a the old drive name, which is grayed out.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
These are the instructions. See Figure 4 and associated text.
Or just un-rename the disk drive, that will fix the problem as well. Unless you have a really good reason for renaming the disk drive, it seems like you have created some unnecessary work for yourself.
Thank You! I'm all set now!