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Import question

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I import from my SD card into LR to C:/users/ etc etc so LR can find the photos. I also have an external HD that I want to make a second copy to (same file structure as my catalog that I import to) Does that sound like I am on the right track? My computer gets backed up every time I am using it.
 
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"Make a second copy to..." in the import dialog copies every image imported into an import date derived folder. This is not the same structure of your folder created during import. The purpose of the "Make a second copy to..." part of the import dialog is so that you will immediately have two copies of the images imported and can safely delete the content of the card'. When your system backup app runs next, it will create a backup of the images and folder structure created by Lightroom. At that time you can if you will delete the "Make a second copy to..." file knowing that your image data is safely backed up with a dedicated backup app. There is nothing that can replace a system backup app for data security.
 
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I import from my SD card into LR to C:/users/ etc etc so LR can find the photos. I also have an external HD that I want to make a second copy to (same file structure as my catalog that I import to) Does that sound like I am on the right track? My computer gets backed up every time I am using it.
There are file sync programs, many of which are free, that can create an identical copy of your folder and file structure for whatever folders that you designate. This will allow you another copy of your images that will be helpful if something should happen to the original files or your machine backup.

--Ken
 
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