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Got a new SSD drive, how to move all photos and videos?

ewlung

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Hi all,

I am using Lightroom 6 and recently, I bought a new SSD drive. For few years, all my photos and videos are stored in this locations:

C:\Photo
C:\Video

Now, the new SSD drive is F:

What would be the best way to move from C:\Photo to F:\Photo and from C:\Video to F:\Video, and let Lightroom recognize that and update the library?

Thank you.
 

clee01l

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There are two options:
  1. With LR closed, you can move or copy C:\Photo to F:\Photo and from C:\Video to F:\Video using Windows Explorer. If you only Copy, then you need to rename C:\Photo and C:\Video to something else before starting LR. Upon Starting LR , LR will indicate that C:\Photo and from C:\Video are missing and you simply need to use the "Find Missing Folder" option to point LR to the folders on F:.
  2. In the LR folder panel, use the Add folder option to add a parent folder on F:\ for the folders \Photo and \Video, then drag the C:\Photo and C:\Video to then new parent on F:
 
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