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Uninstall and reinstall Lightroom

New Here ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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My C drive is getting full can't install latest updates. I have another drive D on computer. can I uninstall Lightroom from C and reinstall on Drive d?

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Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Where is all your data located, including photo image files? It's much easier to put all your data on D: than try to install programs there.

Also, What size is your C: drive. In Windows, it pretty easy to install a new and much larger drive (SSd prefered) for C: drive. Your C: drive should have at least 20-25% free for proper Windows operation.

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Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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I have a small 105 gig SSD for Windows. That is the problem Windows has
updated me right out of room. I had 35 gig when first got it now I am down
to eight gig on C. Have all photos and catalog on D. drive of my computer
and have lots of room on it for Photoshop and Lightroom. I would think it
would be Possible I just want to be sure before I uninstall from C drive

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Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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Thsi is the first time on guidlines so I dont know if this is how I update my question but I did uninstall my Lightroom and Photoshop from C drive and reinstalled to D drive. It was very easy and took about 20 minutes. Just had to change prefrences in Adobe Creative cloud. From there went very smothly synced up with my catalog with no problems, and the best thing is that it allowed me to install the latest upgrade after I got it on D drive. 

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LEGEND ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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In addition to the good advice from @KR Seals , your photos take up most of the space, and usually this is a lot more space than the application. I would move the photos from C (if that's where they are) to a different drive, rather than move LrC to a different drive. Instructions (scroll down to Part 2 — Updating Folder Location)

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Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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All of my photos are on a different drive including Lightroom catalog I need
to put Lightroom and Photoshop on a drive other than C can I do that.? I
have a drive D. lotas of room on my computer (no not a external drive).

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LEGEND ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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Many documents on the Internet on cleaning up Windows 10, Getting rid of junk, getting rid of leftovers, getting rid of unneeded programs (watch out for old versions that did not get deleted by the way)

 

For example:

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-ways-to-free-hard-drive-space-windows-10

(in that site, notice the next button, lots of pages)

 

  • A upgrade of LrC should not be a big hit, perhaps the previous version did not get removed?
  • A major Windows upgrade can leave behind files, such as the previous OS (in case you need to revert) (this is mentioned in web pages)
  • Temp files, and Recycle files could be adding up (keep it clean)
  • CACHE files (other than paging file) might not be clearing out after use
  • Lots of documents on C?
  • Lots of Download files no longer needed on C?
  • etc.

 

Oh, and where do you keep your LrC catalog backup? And your photo backup(s)? C? I would keep them on a different drive, but not the drive your catalog or photos are on, probably an external one or two (or an internal if you can add another one)

 

P.S. Yes the LrC program can be installed to other than C, but not all of it, and might not be worth the trouble, and might need to be mitigated at each and every update or upgrade. Capability is in the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App (ACCDA). In ACCDA preferences.

 

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Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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The size of the Lightroom Classic Catalog will grow quite slowly; however, continually adding more images to the same drive will cause it to run out of space much faster. I would leave the LRC programs and Catalog on your fastest drive, and move all images to another drive, perhaps a large external Hard Drive.

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