2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 4, 2017 3:41 AM by dj_paige

    Can't move folders to external drive - Mac

    Kristian Walker

      To free up internal drive space, I need to archive the last 6 months of work - roughly 20k photos organized in dozens of folders by month/day and project for a client. A pretty complex file system I have to keep intact.

       

      Each month's folder is structured like this:

      January

           01-01

                Project 1

                     Capture

                     Master

                     Output

                Project 2

                     Capture

                     Master

                     Output

           01-02

                Project 1

                     Capture

                     Master

                     Output

                Project 2

                     Capture

                     Master

                     Output

      ...etc

       

      I've added the external drive to LR and created a folder for 2017. When I try to drag the Folder from January (located on my internal drive) into the newly created 2017 folder (on the external) from within the Library module, the new folder is highlighted when I hover over it. But when I let go to complete the drag & drop, the folder bounces back to the original position. It's like LR is rejecting that move. However if I try to move just the "Capture" folder, it'll take it. I can't go through and manually recreate that entire structure, it would take hours.

       

      Any explanation or work-arounds for something like this. I really need to both clear up internal hard drive space AND keep my file heirarchy intact.