Many thanks for your helpful response. I certainly plan to set up smaller, single purpose catalogues in future.
For now, I’m trying to create two catalogues: on on my backup disk and one on my MacBook Pro.
It started well. I’ve successfully backed up all my raw files and the catalogue directory on my backup disk. Then in Luminar, I opened the catalogue on the backup disk. Since it was just a copy of the MacBook pro version, all the folders were missing. When I right-clicked and used the "locate folder” option, the program crashed. But when I reopened, all the raw files and edits on the backup disk were visible and editable. Great progress I thought.
Knowing that I now had a new catalogue on the backup disk, I disconnected the backup disk, reopened the catalogue on my Macbook Pro, and removed the folder that pointed to the archive disk. I was hoping that the size of the original catalogue would be greatly reduced, but it has not changed at all. It still occupies 29gb on my MacBook Pro: this is space that I need to recover. I’ve tried restarting and relaunching, but with no effect.
Is there any way of reducing the size of the original catalogue. I hope so, because I’d rather not have to do start all over again. The original catalogue includes a few hundred pics that have been very carefully edited, and it would take me a week’s work to re-edit them.
In short, Margaret, I just want to know how I can free up most of that 29gb of space without losing my work.
Hoping you can help,
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