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Lightroom cannot launch with this catalog. It is either on a network volume or on a volume on which

New Here ,
Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

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I have purchased a MAC having previously been using windows 10.  I have downloaded Lightroom Classic and when I go to open my catalog from my external hard drive I get the following message.

 

Lightroom cannot launch with this catalog. It is either on a network volume or on a volume on which Lightroom cannot save changes

 

Anyone know how to help?

 

{Moved from Lightroom Cloud to Lightroom Classic Forum by Moderator} 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021
Most likely you copied the catalog to an external drive that is NTSF formatted. MacOS can read those drives, but cannot write to it. That is what Lightroom is telling you: it cannot write to it. Copy the catalog folder to your internal drive and open it from there. That should solve it.

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Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Most likely you copied the catalog to an external drive that is NTSF formatted. MacOS can read those drives, but cannot write to it. That is what Lightroom is telling you: it cannot write to it. Copy the catalog folder to your internal drive and open it from there. That should solve it.

 

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Thanks for the reply, It was a combination of the formatting and the fact I wasn't copying all the relevant files needed.  All sorted now though thank goodness.  Thought I was going to regret changing to a MAC lol.

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