I used to laugh at people who paid to store their stuff in a storage garage place like Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, but now I have become one of those people.
I have a lot of pictures. Most of them are large - Canon RAW files shot on DSLRs with 20+ megapixels. I have a 2T external hard drive, but I foolishly didn’t format it for Mac use, so now I have to launch Paragon every time I plug it in, and it doesn’t work quite as well as a formatted drive.
What I wanted to do was move all the files on the drive onto my computer, format the drive and then move them all back, but I don’t have space on my computer for that. Instead what I’m going to do is use a free 30 day trial of dropbox to store my files in the cloud, delete them off of the drive and then reformat the drive.
I can then move the files back onto the correctly formatted drive and uninstall Paragon.
I also want to rebuild my Lightroom catalogue and move all the photos still on my computer to the drive. I am most of the way done with that, which is encouraging.
The end goal will be to have a lot of free space on my computer that I can use for working on videos (maybe).
That’s it for now, wish me luck!