PSE15 How to change the location of pictures and catalog without loosing all information stored in catalog

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Hi folks.
Untill now I had a special disk (SSD) to store my Pictures and Catalog (N:/Adobe)
Since a few days I have a new , bigger SSD dedicated to 'My Document', so the location is D:/My documents/My Picture/Adobe.
I have tried to move the picture and catalog to the new location, but when I launch PSE, it failed to find the catalog and propose to create a new one... which drive to loose all information. 

Any help welcome for this move exercice.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Did you REPLACE the old SSD by the new one? Or simply did you add the new drive?
If you still have the old drive, the catalog and image folder tree should be accessible as before.
Then, the process would be to move the catalog and the library folder tree to the new drive.
Best and safe solution:
You do a full backup and a restore on 'custom' location.

Note that you can move the whole folder tree to the other drive by using drag and drop from the left folder panel. However, I can't imagine you'll do that without a full backup first, so I recommend the backup/restore solution.

The same solution is available if you backup from your old drive, replace the drive and restore on the new one.

The backup restore solution moves both the catalog folder and the library folder tree to the new destination. The drag and drop does not move the catalog. You can move the whole catalog folder without changing its contents.
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Thx for the help and link. I'll try it and give you feed back.
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I'm back.
Tried to backup the catalog on my NAS... 30% achievement after 24h.  I have cancel the operation.

Then try the proposed method  :
1 - move catalog and pictures folders to the new location,
2 - Hide Old folder and Drive ( to be certain to work on new location only) 
3 - Open the catalog at the new location (all Pict were missing of course)
4 - Use the search function for lost picture, to recreate the link.
It has worked, but I had to select each folder, one by one ( one folder per year) 
Now I have migrated to PSE15