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Moving Elements 3.0 Catalog to new hard drive

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Old 06-20-2005, 07:28 AM
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Moving Elements 3.0 Catalog to new hard drive

I have a very large catalog of photos in Photoshop Elements 3.0 - about 65Gb
of images. I recently purchased a new hard drive so I'd have room to expan
d my catalog. This is causing me a problem that I hope someone here might b
e able to help me with.

I want to move all image files and the catalog to the new drive - and I've d
one this. However, the catalog stills thinks my images are on the old drive
. I want to keep all images on the new drive but I'm afraid to delete the
m from the old drive in case I end up getting thousands of broken links in m
y catalog.

I've tried backing up my catalog and files to the new drive and then doing a
restore. However, this restored the images to the new drive but the catalo
g still references the images on the old drive.

How do I do this so that my catalog no longer looks at the old drive at all?

Thanks in advacne for any help!

Jim
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:03 AM
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You need to move the photos via Organizer for it to know what the new path is.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:51 AM
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Yes, I am aware that moving files in the organizer maintains the new path to the moved files. however, I want to move files that are organized across hundreds of folders on my hard drive. The MOVE command in the Organizer wants to move all selected files to a single folder. Isn't this right?

I don't want to lump all of my images into one giant folder.
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Organizer can be pretty fascistic. You pretty much have to resign yourself to letting it do all or nothing, as far as organizing goes. I don't use it for that very reason.

If you are 100% positive you have no duplicate filenames, try File > Reconnect (but you might want to backup your catalog first). This will make a hopeless mess if you have any duplicate filenames.
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