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How to move Lightroom Previews folder to a seperate drive in Windows 7 or Mac OS X

Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 15, 2011 Jan 15, 2011

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Windows 7 - Tip thanks to Pete Marshall

Here's a tip that may be useful for those with several drives wanting to speed up LR a tad.

1. Download and install Link ShellExtension if you havn't already

2. Move previews folder to new location

3 Right click on new folder select Pick Link Source

4. Return to catalog folder and right click in the folder

5. Select drop as symbolic link

You are now ready to go with previews on a separate drive.

Mac OS X - Thanks to Sean McCormack

Seans approach uses Symbolic Links. Further details on how to go about making the symbolic links and moving the previews can be found in his tutorial Moving the Preview folder

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