Some initial precautions are required when opening a moved Session for the first time. The following description will ensure the correct links are rebuilt between the Session folders and Capture One. The steps also assume the Session database file and subfolders, including the original images files, are enclosed by the Session folder.
It is not recommended to work on a Session residing on a local drive with the RAW files stored on an external drive. Should the drive become accidentally disconnected, the settings could become corrupted. When referencing files this way, you should use a Catalog instead.
- When opening the moved Session for the first time (i.e., in the new location), navigate to the Session folder using the Finder/Explorer.
- Open the folder and click on the cosession.db file located within it. This will open the Session and ensure the correct links are rebuilt.
- The moved Session is now ready to be used.
- Before deleting any Session folders located on the local disk, verify that all the folders and files are located on the external drive and make backups using your typical routine.
- You can verify the folder locations and contents from the Library tool. From the System Folders collection, navigate to the relevant session folder and then Ctrl-click/right-click (Mac/Windows) and select Show Info from the menu. The path to the images is displayed in the Where info field.
- You can also select an image from the Session subfolder and then Ctrl-click/right-click (Mac/Windows) and select Show in Finder/Explorer (Mac/Windows). If you have the Path Bar enabled in the Finder/Explorer (File -> View Show Path Bar), then the path can be confirmed. Alternatively, use third-party software to verify and validate the transfer.