6 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2018 1:00 AM by john beardsworth

    What is the best way to take my LR assets with me when I travel?

    J Isner Level 1

      My Lightroom catalog and assets are currently on an internal hard drive array (RAID) of a Windows desktop computer.  I am about to travel with my laptop to workshop where I will be processing existing assets as well as creating new ones.  There is no way to know in advance which assets I'll need, so I need to take everything with me  What is the best way to do this?


      The most straightforward way I can think of is to migrate everything  (catalog, photos) to an external hard drive and then take the drive together with my laptop when I travel.  When I get home, plug the hard drive into the PC and either (a) continue working seamlessly with the catalog and assets on the external drive or (b) migrate the catalog and assets from the hard drive back to the internal drive.   Both options have plus and minuses.  Is there a better, more foolproof way to do it?