How to Move Lightroom Catalog to Another Drive


To move a lightroom catalog to another drive, create a new root-level folder on the new hard drive.

create a new root-level folder on the new hard drive

Close down Lightroom, then copy all the folders from the old drive into the new root-level folder on the new hard drive.

copy all the folders from the old drive into the new root-level folder

Start Lightroom

start lightroom

Then in turn right-click on each of the folders on the old and select “Update Folder Location”…

right-click on each of the folders on the old drive and select “Update Folder Location”

This will pop up a file browser, use this to browse to and select the corresponding folder on the new hard drive and click OK.

select the corresponding folder on the new hard drive

This will relink the catalog to the new hard drive.

relink the catalog to the new hard drive