ReeRay Posted March 6, 2022 Share Posted March 6, 2022 I am using an Imac with a 500 GB SSD drive and I have my Lightroom 4 catalogue on a Western Digital external drive which has functioned perfectly for many years. However this drive has started to "groan" and for fear of it's imminent demise I acquired a newer WD 14 TB model. Initially I plugged in the WD 14, copied over the images and the Lightroom "tree" identified the new drive and all was functioning. However the newer drive was not functioning as a Time Machine backup and indeed suddenly disappeared from my desktop when I selected it from the TM preferences and could not be located. Searching the net stated the data on the drive had been corrupted (somehow) and needed erasing, converting the drive to Fat 32 which I did and the drive reappeared and married with Time Machine for backups. So far so good. I then re-copied over the images from the ailing drive for both my LR catalogue and Capture One catalogue. The later identified the new drive and catalogue but not so in LR. The new drive is not visible in the LR 'tree" as it was previously. I attempted to create a new catalogue identifying the location of the images and now see this problem:- "Lightroom cannot create a catalog named “WD 14 LR Cat” on volume “/Volumes/My Book 14/WD 14 LR Cat” because Lightroom cannot save changes to this location. Lightroom Catalogs can not be opened on network volumes, removable storage, or read only volumes". This sounds weird as have always been on an external removable drive! Help - I'm stuck. Any advise please Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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