Something Scary happened in my LR4 ...
My main photo folders are on an external USB-3 drive.
It seems that for the last 2 months, my photos have been being imported to "My Documents/..." instead of the external drive.
I presume I must have somehow changed the target location, but certainly had not intended to.
I seem to remember this happening way back when I first got LR3, but I didn't know what I was doing back then, so I kind of forgot about it.
This is really scary as my backup copies from one external drive to 2 others, and it was only by glancing at the log of this backup and seeing nothing much copied recently that clued me in.
It would be nice if you could somehow "lock in" some settings.
I guess one just has to be watching all the time.
#1. "RE: Something Scary happened in my LR4 ..." | In response to Reply # 0elcee Nikonian since 01st Nov 2005Sat 08-Jun-13 02:27 AM | edited Sat 08-Jun-13 02:30 AM by elcee
I'm going to go ahead and say something real stupid, Dennis (won't be the first time).
I haven't used Windows since XP, having gone over to Appleville 6 years ago.
But my experience with Win was that when one unplugged a drive, drive letters get rearranged.
When the path to the new drive is gone (e.g., x:\photostorage), Windows defaults to c:\My Dox.
#2. "RE: Something Scary happened in my LR4 ..." | In response to Reply # 1quenton8 Nikonian since 11th Apr 2010Sat 08-Jun-13 01:11 PM
It does not appear to be as bad in Windows 7.
I have a number of drives I plug and unplug, often at the same time (I mean more than one will be unplugged at for the same period of time).
Also, it went from writing to my K:\ drive which as a USB-3, to writing to my "My Documents" folder on my C:\ drive.
At least I was able to recover -- I will remember to watch my backup logs -- it was the lack of anything to back-up in the last 2 weeks that caught my eye.
#3. "RE: Something Scary happened in my LR4 ..." | In response to Reply # 0
>It would be nice if you could somehow "lock in" some
Create an import preset (not a develop preset to be applied during import) and the file location 'should' remain locked in. I use them, but have not tested with external drives.