Moving folders of referenced images in the Finder or Explorer (Mac/Windows) will result in broken links and the images will be displayed as Offline. Fortunately, folders and their contents (i.e., source image files) can be moved from within the Catalog’s Library tool. This feature can be used to organize folders locally, but it can even be employed to move folders and their images to an external drive. This allows the Catalog to keep track of referenced images wherever they’re moved to and maintain the link between them.
Note that all of the source image files (i.e., RAW, JPEG and TIFF etc) within the folder will be moved whether they are all referenced or not. You can use the Synchronize feature to import and reference any additional images.
- In the Library tool tab, go to the Library tool’s Folders dialog.
- Navigate to the folder that requires moving and then click and drag to the new location.
- The receiving folder or directory will be highlighted and a warning dialog will open to remind you that the folder and its contents will be moved and that the operation can not be undone. While the operation can not be undone using the Undo command, the folder can be moved back. To do this simply repeat the actions from Step 2.