External Hard drives

Hey all, I just maxed out my external hard drives that I started while I was in school and I got a couple new ones. But of course I forgot how we set them up with the Lightroom catalog loaded on to it, also will I have to start a new catalog and just toggle between the two different devices ? I’m not sure if Forrest made a video of the H.D. set up and if so could someone please point me in that direction I’m at a standstill. T.I.A.!

Hi Jacie,

You can set things up however you’d like. I usually recommend a fresh catalog on a fresh set of drives. There are a few videos pinned in the software category that walk through formatting drives and setting up new catalogs. Give those a watch and let me know if I can be of further help!


Hi Forest, do the Summer Intensive 2019 have access to the videos you mention here explaining how to format a new external harddrive with Lightroom and new Lightroom catalog on it when our hard drives from summer session are full? Mine are close to full and I would so appreciate the steps to follow how to make up a new set, first one with lightroom and new catalog and the next two for backups.

Yep! Check out the software category here on community. There is a pinned thread at the top that has all of the videos. Or you can just go on YouTube, they are all there too.