(macOS) Lightroom Classic is synchronizing all photos again!

Community Beginner ,
Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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Hello, i have several collections which are allready synced to the cloud. So far so good. Now i wanted to sync a new collection - and now lightroom wants so sync ALL my photos – over 50000!!!! Why? What happened?

 

 

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I'll need more information to help you with this.

 

What version of Lightroom & the operating system are you working on? Did the recent batch of images upload to the cloud? Log on to Lightroom Web (https://lightroom.adobe.com) to match the numbers on the desktop & Lightroom Web.

 

Please share the screenshot of the following options from Preferences.

 

SameerK_1-1660915808766.png

 

If you are storing the sync database of originals on an external drive, Lightroom might be accessing the original from the external drive.

  • Search for Disk Utility from Finder's spotlight search or magnifying glass.
  • Run 'First Aid' diagnostic on the external drive. Check this to learn more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210898
  • Restart the computer.

 

Try these steps & let me know how it goes,

Thanks!
Sameer K

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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version 11.5.,  mac os catalina 10.15.7

 

the number as far as i can see is not matching, but i am not sure. i have a lot of the photos not anymore on my computer but on many extern storage devices. but that was no problem so far. i imported photos, edited them, made some collections, uploaded them to the cloud and shared them with my clients and family. Since i have alot of photos i am forced to store the photos on extern storag devices.

 

today i wanted again to syncronize and share a collection but instead of synchronizing 1000 photos in the collection the program wanted to sycronize 73000!!! which took alot of time which  i not had, because i had a next photojob. so i copied all that i would find in the lightroom folder to a extern disk (screenshot) and opend a new catalogue. But of course i cannot synchronize this catalogue  because i would loose  all my "older"  synchronized collections, correct? so i hav now two catalouges one big one with a lot of photos and a small one with the photos of today.It would be great to combine these two.

 

So i first copied Lightroom Catalog-2-v10-v11.lrcat back to the computer and opened it. All my old collections are back BUT all empty (screenshot). And now it wants to synchronize 120000 photos (screenshot). Do i have to wait that all is synchronized? And can i add/combine the newer smaller catalogue of today with the big one?

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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EDIT: I kept it synchronizing  overnight and still 58000 to go… and nothings seems to happen anymore ...

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Aug 20, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

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