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Moving my Catalog and photos to an external hard drive



  • gb

    Sounds pretty easy in theory, :)  .

    I just tried it with a test catalog of just 30 referenced images (ie not in the Catalog folder).
    Within the C1 Library tool I clicked the "+" folder button to add a USB drive to the C1 folders list.
    I then dragged dragged the folder containing the 30 images to the USB drive and all was good.
    I closed C1 and copied the catalog folder (containing the catalog file, plus the Originals, Cache and Adjustments folders) also to the USB drive and opened the catalog from there and again all was good.

    So that simple test worked but I would be pretty nervous in your shoes.
    Do you have a second computer to work with?
    I'd be installing C1 on it, copying the catalogs and images over with Windows Explorer and trying to get everything onto the external drive and tested from there.

  • FirstName LastName

    Did you ever find an answer to this? I'm finding myself in the same boat.


  • Walter Rowe
    Top Commenter

    I made a video some time ago about traveling with Capture One. It discusses moving catalogs between systems. Perhaps it will have some helpful info.

    Traveling and Returning Home with Capture One


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