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NAS issue with Lightroom Classic

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Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

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Looking for an answer on this weirdness. I have a Synology NAS drive which I use basically just as an archival storage hard drive. When I finish with a project I will move the folder from my normal SSD operating drive into the the NAS, no problems there. I've noticed lately that whenever I have Lightroom Classic open, the NAS drive is furiously clicking away and when I close LRC, the NAS goes quiet. I cannot figure out why the NAS is active though?? If I'm not using, it, not editing off of it and and not transferring any files to it, it should be dormant. To the best of my knowledge, it should be completely inactive with Lightroom. And it may be my imagination, but I'd swear that LRC is running slower when that NAS is active. Any thoughts as to why this is? I don't have any type of syncing turned on. I'm using Windows 11. Thanks.

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Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

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Some possibilities:

 

- You have Face Detection enabled, and LR has decided to index the faces on that drive's photos. Click the identify plate and pause Face Detection:

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- You have enabled Catalog Settings > Metadata > Automatically Write Changes Into XMP. There have been many reports in the last many versions of LR needless re-writing XMP back to disk.

 

- How do you move a project's folder to the NAS?  Do you move it by a) dragging the folder in LR's Folder panel, b) moving the folder with Windows File Explorer and then updating the folder's location in the Folder panel, or c) removing the photos from the catalog, moving the folder, and then reimporting the folder?

 

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Feb 14, 2024 Feb 14, 2024

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Thanks John. No face detection, no auto XMP. When I move folders I do it within Lightroom within LR folder panel. All good thoughts though.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 14, 2024 Feb 14, 2024

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Two additional items to check, bot in LrC preferences. Both unlikely, and would require a map of NAS to drive, but just in case, check.

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Thank you.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 14, 2024 Feb 14, 2024

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If you're technically inclined, you could use the invaluable Process Monitor utility to track all file-system accesses by Lightroom. After logging a minute or two of LR running while you hear the disks clicking, do the menu command Tools > File Summary to see which files on the which disks LR might be accessing.

 

Unfortunately, I don't think this is anything Adobe would investigate unless there were a detailed demonstration of misbehavior by LR (e.g. Process Monitor logs along with a screen recording of LR).

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Thanks, I'll check that out next time I see the behaviour.

 

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