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    canon 550d
  1. Ok Great that makes sense now. Thanks for all your help. Much appreciated.
  2. Hi Brian Brilliant - Thanks so much for your help. I have run super duper and it seems to of copied everything successfully. I've just got one more question I hope you can answer! I am using the scheduler to run when I plug my 2nd hard drive in. Should I choose the erase and copy or the smart updates? Am I right in thinking that I want the smart updates as this will just add changes and not delete the whole lot and re-copy? Also 'Repair Permissions' what does it mean and should it be ticked? Thanks - is it possible to buy you a beer or two? Appreciate your help.
  3. Hi Brian - I successfully followed your instructions Thank-You. I am just trying to get the super duper part sorted now, The EHDs now appear in the program but I am a bit confused as it says that it will delete everything on images 2? I just wanted to set it up so basically anything changed on my main photo hard drive (images 1) also changed on images 2. is that something to do with scheduling and not the copy now option? I've looked on you tube but I keep getting different answers!
  4. Brilliant Thanks Brian - I am halfway through the process now. Great set of instructions...... I have been holding my breath for most of it! So far so good!
  5. Yes Photos 2 is the new drive, there was a few bits on it which I have taken off. Photos 1 is my main photo drive which I now use and have most of my photos on the rest are on my Mac drive which I will move over at a later date.
  6. Thanks for that Brian......I don't think I would ever of solved it in a million years! Will I have problems with most software I use then not recognising my hard drives or just certain ones? I am In the UK so about to collapse into bed. I can do what ever time is best for you tomorrow?
  7. Hi Brain I have attached the screenshots of the two external drives in disk utilities.
  8. Hi Brian - Yes I can see 3 external hard drives on my desktop. My main photo drive, the new hard drive which i hope to use as a back-up and my passport for mac hard drive which i have time machine on. I've attached a screenshot Thanks
  9. Hi Brian - Not sure what i am doing wrong.... I have downloaded the software you recommended, I opened the program and you get a box pop up that asks you where you want to copy from and to. I want to copy my main external photo drive to another external drive as a back-up - They don't appear in the drop down box? My Mac hard drive appears and my passport for mac which is set up to Time Machine Thanks Jodie
  10. That's brilliant, Thanks so much. I'm going to download it, and hopefully not get too confused! Thank-You
  11. Hi Brian I am running Mac OS Catalina Version 10.15.4 I have 2 external western digital desktop hard drives, one I have started using as a main drive for my photos instead of the iMac hard drive and I have been copying across to the other drive, this isn't ideal if I go and do further edits to my photos on my main drive though as I have to update the 2nd drive. I run time machine on a smaller Western digital passport. Thank-You
  12. Hi! I have starting using an external hard drive as my main drive as before I knew any better I used to save my photos to my iMac. Since I have started shooting for clients now I would like to have another hard drive as a safety net. (I also have an additional hard drive for time machine) My question is how do I mirror the hard drives? I've read about it but cannot figure out how to do it! OR would it be better to have a cloud account such as crashplan? Thanks Jodie
  13. Hi - I have been using Bridge to browse my files - all was well now its started having some glitches. I would like to do the Bridge class as well. I thought an update might be the solution as the bridge version I have been using is 2017. When I go to the creative cloud updates there seems to be 2 versions? I am running photoshop version 21.1.2 I have attached a screenshot. Many Thanks
  14. Thanks Brian, Once I've successfully moved all the folders onto my new external drive, can I copy all of that external hard drive to another external hard drive? If there is can you give me instructions? Sorry if that is a stupid question, I am relatively new to using external drives. Now I am photographing for clients I am trying to be super cautious. Thanks Jodie
  15. Hi John I deleted the folders from my hard drive that didn't have the right amount of files in them (I-had only done two) and copied them again. Now they have the right number...So I'm not sure what happened. I have attached a screenshot so you can see the internal drive and the external drive I have copied them to. Does this look right? Should I then use a cloud storage facility as well before I delete them from my internal? (I've not deleted anything yet in case it goes horribly wrong) One other thing and I'm not sure if its right, When I open a folder and the file thumbnails are loading, behind most files is a red triangle with a circle behind it...It's the topaz photo editing software symbol. I rarely use the software but it seems to be on most of my files. Ive attached a screenshot. Not sure if its connected in any way to my files not being copied correctly the first time but thought I would mention it! Thank-You so so much! Jodie
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