14 Replies Latest reply on Aug 9, 2017 11:40 AM by dj_paige

    How to organise photo files before transferring from Mac hard drive to external hard drive?


      Hi, having just received some excellent advice from the Forum on problems finding LR catalog after reloading my Mac after it was slow running, I now realise belatedly that I need to free up my hard drive by transferring photos to external hard drive.


      For some reason my photos are not all in the same file, some are under Pictures and some in Desktop files.


      To make the transfer easier and to help with back-ups I guess it would be best to have all photos in one file before I transfer?


      Is this sensible and how will the catalog handle this?


      I assume I copy the LR software onto external hard drive as well as transferring photo files?


      Will I need to transfer existing catalo .lrcat files well?


      Any help would be most welcome.