New computer: LR keeps trying to write to the wrong drive

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New Win 10 computer, which I have set up same as old computer.  I have all photos on an external drive and catalog on computer hard drive. I now have LR aware of (and using) that drive.  It's drive D; LR sends me an error message that it cannot write to drive E, so sync may not work, etc.  (I have a screenshot if needed.)  The program reads the D drive; all my photos are there and editable; and everything generally seems to be working fine.  (Running the latest version, and that's now the only catalog in my Pictures library.)

I obviously did something wrong when migrating from one computer to the other.  (I have LR on both, and the old one is working fine--I just have to move D drive from one to the other as needed.) 

Is there some way I can tell LR not to be looking for a non-existent E drive?

Gail

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 12, 2021 Dec 12, 2021

That message most likely comes from the following issue: in the Lightroom Sync preferences, you (still) have the E drive set as location for images that are downloaded from the cloud, like images shot with your smart phone. Change that location by clicing on the 'Choose' button.

 

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Screen captures would be very helpful. Use the "Insert Photos" icon to include screen captures in your reply. Do not attach files.

 

I would like clarification on a certain point ... what specific action in LrC causes this error about drive E?

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Thanks, but I won't bother posting any screenshots. The problem was solved
by correcting the sync, which was apparently set to some invisible E drive.
I appreciate your response, though.
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That message most likely comes from the following issue: in the Lightroom Sync preferences, you (still) have the E drive set as location for images that are downloaded from the cloud, like images shot with your smart phone. Change that location by clicing on the 'Choose' button.

 

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Thanks. That has worked. I don't know how you figured that out, since
whatever that E drive was was entirely invisible to me.

Gail

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@MPDAEF wrote:
Thanks. That has worked. I don't know how you figured that out, since
whatever that E drive was was entirely invisible to me.

Gail

 

It's a common problem, so as soon as I hear that there is an error that mentions sync, I know enough.

 

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