Mobile Downloads.lrdata

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Is it possible to move this file to an external drive? It is > 100Gb and messing with my laptop. Thanks

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Mobile Downloads.lrdata

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Is it possible to move this file to an external drive? It is > 100Gb and messing with my laptop. Thanks

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What is it and why do we need it?

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It's where Lightroom stores images that it downloads from the cloud, such as images you shot on your iPhone. You can change this in the Lightroom preferences and assign any normal folder instead of this 'device'.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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LEGEND ,
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You can stop images you take on your phone or pad from downloading to your computer by turning off the Sync feature in LR Classic CC.

You can do that in the drop down from the Identity Plate.

Identity Plate Options.png

Or you can stop using LR CC on your phone. Or just stop having LR CC on your phone Auto Upload images you take with your phone.

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Or you can do what the OP asked, continue to use Lightroom Mobile but move the download location to an external disk.

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-- Johan W. Elzenga

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LEGEND ,
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Even if he moves the storage folder all the files will still take up the space he is trying to regain.

And it Might be possible to move it to an external drive if that drive is connected to the system all the time while LR C CC is running.

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Not sure why you seem to be argumentative in most of your replies.

We are here to help other users. Not cause arguments.

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True, but that's easy to solve. Just like any other photo, he can move those photo files by dragging and dropping to any other location. That includes the new location on the external hard disk.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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“Not sure why you seem to be argumentative in most of your replies. We are here to help other users. Not cause arguments.”

Remember that next time you start an argument about whether 'remove' from the catalog and 'delete' from the catalog are the same thing or not, even when Lightroom uses both words for the same thing... I do not think that I'm argumentative in most of my replies, but I do think about what the OP asks and how we can best help him. The OP has over 100 GB of mobile downloads, so it seems to me he is using this extensively. He even may have bought extra cloud storage to accomodate it! That's why I don't think that 'you can stop using Lightroom CC on your mobile phone' is very useful advice. It also does not clear up the 100 GB already on his disk (it would only stop that from growing further), so it also does not answer his question. If it is argumentative to say that, then I'm guilty as charged. And granted; only changing the download location has the same limitation that it does not automatically clear the existing location. He has to do this manually, so I should have added that.

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Why are you accusing me of anything? I am not posting about this topic any more, I posted once about 2 weeks ago, got a good response and have not been near it since!

Please check who you think you are having a go at!

Regards

Dave

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Dave,

I'm not accusing you of anything. I responded to somebody else, who accused me.

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LEGEND ,
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I did not start an argument. I pointed out your terminology was incorrect.

Delete and Remove are not the same thing. You used Delete where you should of said Remove.

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Here we go again...

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Hi Johan, I follow this to specify location in external drive and see all images are copied to the new folder, but the file Mobile Downloads.lrdata still exists in iMac, can I delete it to save space? Thanks

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I just wish to share what I see on my system. The OP thread heading "Mobile Downloads.lrdata"

I have a file like this on my system sub-folder called "Lightroom" and is the default location for my LrC Catalog file, and related data files and previews are located. I have always been of the view that files stores Data relative to the downloaded image files from my mobile devices  It is just about 3GB which relative to the downloaded image files which at present is under 200 at the moment. See the screen capture.

Screenshot 2020-08-22 at 9.57.01 PM.png

I have a specific folder on my HD and its called "Mobile Photos, this is the folder that I assigned to store the image files synced from my mobile apps. The folder shows in the folder structure in the Library module. See the screen captures.

Screenshot 2020-08-22 at 9.54.03 PM.pngScreenshot 2020-08-22 at 9.52.57 PM.png

 

I presume the Mobile Downloads.lrdata file is in the Lightroom folder for a specific reason and I would not move it from there.

 

 

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.1, LrC 10.1 (>10.0), Lr 4.1, Ps 22.1, Pr 14.8.0; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Quote ” I presume the Mobile Downloads.lrdata file is in the Lightroom folder for a specific reason and I would not move it from there.”

I am posting this info to correct any misunderstanding in my post above. I have since learned that the Mobile Downloads.lrdata. File does contain image files.

If you have changed the location to store the image files in the preferences then best to remove the image files from the .lrdata file.

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.1, LrC 10.1 (>10.0), Lr 4.1, Ps 22.1, Pr 14.8.0; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Hmm, I do not have this on my install and I shoot a lot of images with my mobile but have the image set to download to my normal folder hierarchy in the already mentioned preference panel. I would guess this is left over from an older install of Lightroom. Do you see any separate entries in the Lightroom interface on the left side for mobile devices (i.e. other than the Macintosh HD entry)? It is possible that this file can be deleted but I would not do that without confirming that the files inside are not needed.

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