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.
1. Open the Session, navigate to the Library, then click on the Action menu, the (...) icon, and select Show Info from the menu.
2. 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.
NOTE: When moving a Session, the session sub-folders' paths should be set to Relative to session to ensure the automatic update of the links. Although the default setting in Capture One is for the paths to be set to relative, however, this needs to be verified before moving/relocation a Session. In case the links are set to absolute, you will lose connection to the folders when changing Session location.
3. Close the Session to be moved or transferred.
4. 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.
5. 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.