Automatically find files/folders on new machines

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In Adobe Premiere Pro, I can have a project and my files on an external hard drive and work between a Windows and Mac machine. Adobe Premiere seems to seeks files relative to the project file and it works flawlessly. I can save on one machine and go to the next without a headache. This is all achieved on an 8TB HD formatted to ExFAT by the way. It would be amazing if Lightroom Classic had this same capability.

If there is a problem, it uses the "Link Media" dialogue, but only once. After that, the project /remembers/ where the files are. This would be useful for the Lightroom catalog.

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RICHARD CASSEL

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There seems to be a recurring theme of what people think Lightroom should do. And what they think it should do is not esoteric. I would like to be able to put original file numbers in my watermarks. When I create a new collection, I would like for the master collection I'm creating the new one in to stay in the middle of the screen instead of disappearing so I can "reel it back in." I get the impression that Lightroom is a very low priority for Adobe.  A majority of posts are regarding file management and simply being able to keep track of things. Software that works well is the result of constant beta testing and user input. Ever try to put a change request in with Adobe? Good luck. I've been told by Adobe customer support where to comment but as a product of the public schools, I had a hard time finding it. Serving their customers, now subscribers, doesn't seem to be a top priority at the big A.
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> I've been told by Adobe customer support where to comment but as a product of the public schools, I had a hard time finding it.

I'm pleased to say you found the right spot at least. Whether you'll get your wished-for features, I don't know, but for your watermark, you could look at the LR/Mogrify2 plug-in if you haven't already.