RE: Lightroom back ups
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Subject: RE: Lightroom back ups
From: "Emily L. Ferguson" <elf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, December 13, 2011 7:19 am
To: List for Photo/Imaging Educators - Professionals - Students
>Can I plug another drive into Lightroom, and will it find images in
>my catalog even if its NOT the same hard drive (which melted) where
>they were located in the first place or an exact copy of the
>original drive? The file names should match, that is unless
>lightroom changed them. Yet will LR find them?
Don't you point LR to the backup drive when you set the drive up? I
assume you can simply point LR to the replacement drive.
I had a computer death and it did a job on my external drive as well,
or maybe the external drive made the problem. Anyway it was
expensive... But when I got the new computer and replacement
external drive I was able to reconstruct it from the backup DVDs
which I also make every time I have enough data.
I keep a folder on my desktop and drop everything into it until it's
full enough to burn. Then I burn 2 copies and take one to remote
storage. I use a databasing app called CDFinder to catalog each DVD
as I make it and CDFinder allows me to search on the IPTC data in any
I only use my external drive for the quick access it gives me to my
master files, but if I used LR it would then become my LR drive, the
way yours is.
Emily L. Ferguson
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