1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 24, 2018 12:19 PM by dj_paige

    Using external hard drive on PC and Mac


      So I have a PC and a Mac and I want to work in between them. Will putting my catalog (or starting a new one) on an external drive and swapping between the two be enough, or are there extra steps?

        • 1. Re: Using external hard drive on PC and Mac
          dj_paige Level 10

          There are extra steps. Each time you connect to a different computer, you will have to re-link the photos within Lightroom, because the Mac name for the drive will be different than the Windows name of the drive. See these instructions to re-link (particularly Figure 4 and associated text) Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders




          You can make the file paths relative (you would have to do this one time only) by moving (using your operating system) all the photos to subfolders under the same folder that your catalog file is located in. To do this, you'd have to follow the above instructions to re-link in Lightroom, once.

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