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gaaned92
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Photos on external drive

Post by gaaned92 »

Thinking of a reorganization of my photo set, I foresee to put a major part of my photo assets on 2 external USB3 drives.

As I never did that before, I would like to know :

- Is it possible to catalog the photos of external drives as well as local images in DB?
- Then, when the drive is not connected to the computer, I should have the thumbnails and metadata in the database. So,If I search for images with a certain keyword, for instance, will it show me thumbnails of images on the external drive (not attached) as well as the thumbnails of local images?
Thanks for answer
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Re: Photos on external drive

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gaaned92 wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:03 am - Is it possible to catalog the photos of external drives as well as local images in DB?
yes, but you can't view the catalog if external drive is not mounted
- Then, when the drive is not connected to the computer, I should have the thumbnails and metadata in the database. So,If I search for images with a certain keyword, for instance, will it show me thumbnails of images on the external drive (not attached) as well as the thumbnails of local images?
Currently no
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Re: Photos on external drive

Post by gaaned92 »

Thanks for quick answer.

André