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jdyrek

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Lightroom does not recognize external hard drive
« on: February 05, 2013, 05:06:35 PM »

This appears to be a Lightroom problem, so I thought I would start this question on this forum.

I have just added a Western Digital 3 TB external hard drive, Firewire 800 and USB2.  I have it daisy chained to an older WD Firewire 400 (using a 800 to 400 cord) which is connected to  an iMac 2.93 Core 2 Duo.  Lightroom 4.3 does not display the 3TB in the Library folders.  The 3TB is recognized by the computer and all other software;  Photoshop, utilities, Time Machine, etc.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Re: Lightroom does not recognize external hard drive
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 06:04:04 PM »

LR is not interested in any folder that doesn't contain photo files (Raw, DNG, psd, tiff or jpg) and the Library module cannot know about the presence of a photo file until it has been imported. So a more pertinent question is whether on the Import page you can select From: Other (upper left corner) and navigate to the new drive. If yes, import photos from there using Add and it will appear in the Library panel.
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Re: Lightroom does not recognize external hard drive
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 07:42:57 PM »

That was it exactly, I just put an iPhone jpeg on the drive and Lightroom saw it right away.  Thank you.
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