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One of the things that's common with most photographers is that you start to have multiple hard drives. Now currently I'm working with one hard drive. All of my images are on my desktop. But let's say that I import an image from another drive. I'm going to do that by either going to my File pulldown menu or by pressing the shortcu,t Shift+Command+I on a Mac or Shift+Ctrl+I on a PC. Let's go ahead and select that option and what I'm going to do is I'm going to navigate to this little HAWAII drive right here, to my CS4_Retouching folder, and I want to select just one image here.
So uncheck all and just select this one here. This is one of the photographs that we retouched in that training title. All right, I'll go ahead and click Import. Now that's going to show me that this file is living on an external drive. Now this is a small little thumb drive. There's not a lot of space, so it's giving me a little bit of a warning message, but still I could work from that drive, although it's not ideal. The thing that I want to illustrate here with this little drive is that I can eject this. Previously we had to exit Lightroom in order to be able to do this. Now all that you need to do is to right -click or Ctrl+Click on the drive name and then choose Eject.
Now when you do that it will eject that volume disk, and then we're going to be good to go. Well, there is a problem with our image, right. If we zoom in on this image, we can see the image. Yet when we go to the Develop module, if we try to make any kind of adjustments here it says, this file is offline, like you can't touch this one. Back to the Library module. When we press the G key, we're going to see that little question mark. If we click on that question mark it's going to say we can't find this file. We don't know where it is. It used to be on this drive which was called HAWAII. So that's a nice little cue to help us remember where that is if it's in the midst of our entire catalog, because you don't always see an image based on where it's located over here.
Although a lot of times you can find it just by looking at the name. Now if we wanted to reconnect this, all we would need to do would be to re-plugin that drive. It would then make that reconnection, and we would be off and running.
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