I use Lightroom Classic (subscription) and I keep my images on a 5T external portable hard drive, which I back up to 2 other 5T drives…also full. I am talking to someone about setting me up with a NAS/RAID system, and I’ll be doing that soon. But I have a big event coming up next week, and I’m looking for a way to store my new images as well as continue to be able to edit them in LR. I have an empty 2T drive I can save the new images to, but I don’t know how to also access Lightroom from that drive. Do I need to copy my software LR files to that hard drive? Thanks! I use a MAC computer with Mojave version 10.14.6
I did a trial by using a card reader to import images to my computer. I only had the new 2T drive plugged in…not my MAIN 5T drive that is full. After import the images did not appear on the screen as they do when I load them with my 5T drive. So I went into the left column and clicked on the 2T drive and opened the images that way. I could see the images, which all had an ‘X’ on them. When I clicked on an image it opened in Photoshop, not LR. I could drag the images into the LR icon in my dock, and that worked. But it would be preferable if I could get them to LR when importing them.
Thanks. I hope I’ve explained this well enough.