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Change location for catalog won't stick

Discussion in 'Lightroom CC for Windows & Mac (cloud)' started by Mdelrossi, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Mdelrossi

    Mdelrossi New Member

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    When I change the location to another drive, Lightroom cc still puts the catalog in my user folder.
    Even When I manually move the Catalog to the external drive and launch by double clicking. Lightroom starts to move the photos back into my user folder.
    Whats the problem?
     
  2. JohanElzenga

    JohanElzenga Lightroom Guru Staff Member Lightroom Guru

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    You can set the local storage location of the images in the preferences.
     
  3. Mdelrossi

    Mdelrossi New Member

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    Been there done that, restarted, shutdown nothing seems to work.
     
  4. JohanElzenga

    JohanElzenga Lightroom Guru Staff Member Lightroom Guru

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    Like I said: You can set the location of the local image storage in the preferences. That should stick. I'm not sure if you can store the Lightroom Library file anywhere else than the default location. Is that what you are talking about?
     
  5. Mdelrossi

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    I did that.
     
  6. JohanElzenga

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    So what are we talking about? Are the images not stored in the location you set in the preferences, or does Lightroom CC create the library in the default location again?
     
  7. Mdelrossi

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    Library. thanks.
     
  8. JohanElzenga

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    That's probably by design then.
     
  9. Victoria Bampton

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    Yep, CC can only move originals to another drive. The Library has to be on the boot drive, at least at this time.


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  10. J_P

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    So the library has to be on the boot drive? This is a big problem. On my desktop I have a small C:\ SSD 64GB and another internal drive D:\ HD 2TB. My migration kept failing with the error: "Note enough space on main volume, Lightroom CC needs enough space (106.68 GB on Windows) to store previews and catalog info." I even have Lightroom CC installed on my D:\. As you can see the required space is more than the size of my C:\ drive. Is there any kind of work around other than updating my SSD drive?
     
  11. JohanElzenga

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    You could try this: move the library to another disk, and then make a symbolic link (not a shortcut) to that library and place it in the default location. Make sure the symbolic link has the exact same name as the original library, including the exact same extension. Lightroom Classic can be fooled with this trick, so perhaps Lightroom CC can too.
     

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