Lightroom Classic Hangs While Moving Files to External HDD Mac OS Big Sur
I've always been told to move files/folders within LR and have never had any issues before. However, today, I've been doing some maintenance on the catalogue which involves moving files from my Macbook's internal SSD to an external HDD where most of the RAW files reside once they've initially been culled/edited. This is a process I've done hundreds of times over the years without issue, as it's a common thing now on MacBooks with SSDs which are never going to be large enough to hold entire catalogues.
However, today, I've had multiple 'hangs' mid-move. So, some files will move as usual, but then progress will just stop indefinitely. The only way to get out of this is to quit the move on the progress indicator/s. However, even after quitting the move, I can't Quit LR. If I Quite out of the program, it appears to backup the catalogue, but won't actually shut down. I have to eventually Force Quit from the OS. Also, it hangs the external HDD, which can't be unmounted and has to be physically pulled from the computer. The last time the Finder also became non-responsive, so this isn't minor stuff.
When going back into LR, it appears as though files are missing from the catalogue.
I'm a bit concerned anyway, but in particular this was moving our Honeymoon pics, so I'm very keen to relocate these and get them back into their proper locations.
Would be grateful if someone could help with this, and locating the files, please.