i had a external drive with all my photos organized. external drive lost with all the photos.

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i had a external drive with all my photos organized my way into albums. external drive lost with all the photos. i have rebuilt on a new SSD and want to update ps14 with the new pictures, not using  prior catalogs as everything is missing. how do i do this?
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Cyndi Cavalier

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Cyndi, Sorry to hear that your external hard drive failed. You can create a new catalog using File > Manage Catalogs. This gives you 3 choices for the location of the new catalog. Catalog Accessible (only) by the Current User, Catalog Accessible by All Users, and Custom Location. I prefer custom location because I know the location of the catalog. This means I can backup just the catalog and not all the photos. It also means that going to the catalog folder and using Properties > Security I can control who has access to the catalog. I am not limited to just the choices provided by Adobe.