My catalog, which is on my laptop, references thousands and thousands of images on my external hard drive. I've edited hundreds of them and don't want to lose the edits.
I have a "loose" cable on my hard drive, and it disconnects occasionally. Last time it disconnected and I reconnected it, the computer called it H:(default name) instead of G:(default name)
Without thinking about the ramifications of the LR Catalog, I re-named the drive. I can't recall the default name. And now, as you are correctly assuming, the references in navigation side of Lightroom feature question marks, and the location of the actual images is no longer associated with the previews.
Is it possible to repoint the catalog to the newly named drive?
Once I do that, can I then move the catalog onto the external drive without disrupting the connections?
Thanks in advance.
The Occasional Photographer
- Change the drive letter back: How To Change a Drive Letter (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
- or reconnect the top-level folder to the new location in LR if you want to leave the new drive letter: Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders
I'd simply select to reconnect.