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External hard Drive Running Out of Space


Aug 23, 2015
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Lightroom Version
LR 6 version 6.10.1
Operating System
  1. macOS 10.13 High Sierra
I keep all of my Lightroom photos and library files ( I believe) on an external hard drive to save space on my computer. I don't do that much in LR, so don't judge me. I use LR 6 version.

I am upgrading my external space to 5 TB from my current 2TB hard drive because I can no longer add anyphotos to my hard drive - yes I have so many photos. How do I make sure I transfer all of my photos and the photos from Lightroom in my catalogue over to the new external hard drive? Do I have to redirect ALL of my photos in LR so they recognize that they have been moved to my new hard drive or how do I do this?

Any easy/beginner instructions would be appreciated. Please keep it easy to understand as I do not do this every day - thanks!
Feb 1, 2010
West Sussex, UK
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