As the typical Session folder contains everything you need to continue working (i.e., RAW files, settings, profiles, and metadata, such as keywords and IPTC information), a Session can be easily moved from one folder to another on the local disk.
The self-contained nature of a Session makes it an ideal choice when transferring images from one computer to another. A Session can be moved to an external drive for storage or archiving, freeing up the local disk space.
When moving a Session, the session sub-folders' paths should be set relative to the session folders to ensure the automatic update of the links. Although the default setting in Capture One is for the paths to be set to a relative, you will lose connection to the folders when changing location in case the links are set to absolute.
- Open the Session, navigate to the Library, then Ctrl-click/right-click (Mac/Windows) and select Show Info from the menu.
- Select each Session folder in turn and verify the path’s link is set to Relative to session in the fly-out menu located in the info panel.
- Close the Session to be moved or transferred.
- Choose from the following options:
- Navigate to the appropriate Session folder in the Finder/Explorer (Mac/Windows).
- Open a second Session, go to the Library, then navigate to the appropriate Session folder under the System Folders collection.
- Select the appropriate Session folder (it will enclose the typical Capture Selects, Output, and Trash folders plus any other previously created sub-folders) and drag and drop it in the new location.