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    Default Lightroom - How to migrate to another Harddisk?

    Currently I've all the photos in my C drive where the Lightroom database references.
    Now, I need to archive these photos to another harddisk to free up my C drive.
    How do I go about 'migrating' these files together with the Lightroom references to another harddisk?

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    Default Re: Lightroom - How to migrate to another Harddisk?

    Just move those photos to the other harddisk. When you run LR after moving those files, those folders will appear red in the Folder panel under Library.
    Just right click 1 of the folder & choose locate missing folder to restore it in the Folder Panel.

    The rest should be re-referenced properly.

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    Default Re: Lightroom - How to migrate to another Harddisk?

    Quote Originally Posted by RtOaNn View Post
    Just move those photos to the other harddisk. When you run LR after moving those files, those folders will appear red in the Folder panel under Library.
    Just right click 1 of the folder & choose locate missing folder to restore it in the Folder Panel.

    The rest should be re-referenced properly.
    I tried that and my LR hangs upon starting.
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    Default Re: Lightroom - How to migrate to another Harddisk?

    Quote Originally Posted by RtOaNn View Post
    Just move those photos to the other harddisk. When you run LR after moving those files, those folders will appear red in the Folder panel under Library.
    Just right click 1 of the folder & choose locate missing folder to restore it in the Folder Panel.

    The rest should be re-referenced properly.
    Will the modifications we made on these photos (on previous harddisk) still remain after that?

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    Default Re: Lightroom - How to migrate to another Harddisk?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    I tried that and my LR hangs upon starting.
    Hmmm..i don't have any problems with it. Sorry can't help you further cuz never experienced it before.

    Quote Originally Posted by UandMe View Post
    Will the modifications we made on these photos (on previous harddisk) still remain after that?
    yup, it will still be stored in the database. Don't worry!

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    Default Re: Lightroom - How to migrate to another Harddisk?

    KH

    hope this is helpful to you.

    http://dpmac.com/adobe/07-22.html

    it is for mac users but maybe same principle holds for XP users.

    you can get tips on LR here

    http://www.lightroomkillertips.com/?page_id=76&cp=2
    Last edited by ricohflex; 12th January 2008 at 10:40 PM.

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    Default Re: Lightroom - How to migrate to another Harddisk?

    Thanks everyone.
    I moved the file to another harddisk. When Lightroom says that it can't find the file (from the thumbnail), I just tell it where the new location is. Then Lightroom will automatically re-reference the rest of the files.

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