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    Maintaining Folders when Exporting image files to new Hard Drive

    Thank you for all of your prompt and informative replies! I used Finder and was easily able to copy all files in corresponding folders to my reformatted backup drive. Thank you. However, I am confused about using Time Machine for Lightroom backup. Normally, I save a copy to my backup drive of...
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    Maintaining Folders when Exporting image files to new Hard Drive

    I needed to reformat my external hard drive where I store my backup files. Although I succeeded in exporting all 15,000 files, they did not export with their associated folders. Instead, files are now stored in numerical order (including many files with the same ID number whereby Lightroom...
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    Using New and Reformatted External Hard Drives

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I did not even think that changing the name of (both) drives would cause such problems. However, it makes perfect sense.
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    Using New and Reformatted External Hard Drives

    I use an iMac (OS 10.11.6) with LR 6.6. I had to reformat my G-Tech 4TB external backup drive and replace another one (G-Tech is great with warrantees). My problems are two-fold: showing Lightroom where my original photo files now reside without resorting to "Find Missing Photo" for every...
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    Metadata Has Conflict

    I recently updated from Lightroom 4 to Lightroom 6 (CC). I am also in the process of transferring my image files to a new backup drive. Virtually every file now shows the "!" in the top right-hand corner. When I click on this I get the following message: "The metadata for this photo has been...
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    Copying Images to Back-up Drive

    Thank you again for your informative replies. Based on my new (and still somewhat fuzzy) understanding, and knowing that photos should be backed up to a separate drive from other computer/work activities, how does one set up Time Machine to regularly make only photo images and LightRoom-related...
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    Copying Images to Back-up Drive

    Thank you Thank you for such a prompt and informative reply! My only additional question prompted by your reply relates to your comment that "(my) question has nothing to do with LR". When importing images on LR, it gives the important option of saving a back-up copy. I expected that LR...
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    Copying Images to Back-up Drive

    I am a new member. I have been using LR 4.4 for about a year, manually backing up -- no laughing, please -- by physically reconnecting my flash card after each shoot to the second computer (a Mac) and its accompanying external drive. I am finally about to begin backing up via the standard...
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