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How do I change backup folder location?

New Here ,
Jun 12, 2017 Jun 12, 2017

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How do I change the location of where my files are backed up?  They currently go to my C drive pictures folder.  I have an ASUS computer with a 2 TB built in hard drive, "D" and that is where I want them to go.  I can just transfer them to the D drive but I want that to be the default backup drive.

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Community Expert , Jun 12, 2017 Jun 12, 2017

As far as I know, the only place you can change the backup location is in the backup dialog.

backup-lr-catalog.png

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Jun 12, 2017 Jun 12, 2017

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As far as I know, the only place you can change the backup location is in the backup dialog.

backup-lr-catalog.png

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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Unfortunately, lightroom does not or at least no longer offers the option of chosing the back-up location. It simply show the location, which means, I still have no idea how to change the location on C drive, which unfortunately then get synced to and overloads each of my OneDrives.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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Lightroom-CLASSIC does!  Lightroom does not!

So which Version are you using?

 

Here is my Backup dialog in V10.1

ScreenShot213.jpg

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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Thanks. I use Lightroom Classic.Its dialog box does not let me choose

a backup location. It simply shows where it backs things up. BackupFolder.jpg

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Community Expert ,
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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I suggest you change the option in Catalog Settings to-

ScreenShot246.jpg

Then WHEN YOU EXIT LrC you will see the Backup dialog every time you exit, as we show in the screen-shots posted above.

You change the Location WHEN you do the backup. Not in the Catalog Preference Settings.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Your answer helped me a lot, Rob. Thank you!

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