I'll be travelling with a laptop and an external HD. I plan on storing RAW files in a new folder on the external HD and create a new LR catalog for editing on the road. When I returned home the last time I did this, I copied my images folder to my desktop HD, copied the new catalog (external HD) to my desktop HD, then merged the new catalog to the Master catalog on my desktop HD. Everything worked except none of the edits I made on the road were retained. Could you provide step-by-step directions on how to do this properly so all information is retained in the transfer process?
Hi Alch Alch,
Open one of the two catalogs. From the File menu select "Import from Another Catalog" and select the other catalogs. There are many options there so take your time to read and understand what they will do. You will now have a catalog that is the merge of the two.