How To Move Your Lightroom Photos To Another Drive

In this video, Terry White has the answer to something a lot of Lightroom user have been struggling with, and this method makes it so simple.

In the first part of the video, he shows you the most common way people move their entire Lightroom image library from one hard drive to another (maybe you’ve outgrown the space on your laptop), but then he shows a much better way to make the move where Lightroom does all the work for you, all behind-the-scenes and everything just works! (the tip part starts around the 9:00 mark in the video, but you should watch the whole video from the beginning to fully appreciate why this is a such a great tip). Really so incredibly helpful!

A big thanks to Terry for allowing me to share this tip with you once again here on LightroomKillerTips. #terryrules

Hope you found this tip helpful. 🙂



Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at

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  1. Cheers, Terry! Very helpful.

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  2. Well done Terry! Now I don’t have to try and tell others when asked, instead I’ll point them to your video which explains it all especially to those that never grew up using an OS file system – grin! BTW, don’t you think it’s time to get current vs using LR 5 ?

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  3. You mention that you keep your Lightroom Catalog on a DropBox folder. Can you please expand on that? Is there no problem on placing the Lightroom Catalog on a DropBox or OneDrive folder?

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