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Turn off Lightroom automatically sending folders to my hard drive

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Jun 14, 2020

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Hello, All,

 

I need to turn off whatever function it is in Lightroom that automatically sends folders of images to my hard drive.  I don't want Lightroom to do that.  It clogs up my hard drive.  It is my protocol to take images I want to process in Lightroom off my SD card, put them in a dated file folder on my hard drive, and eject the SD card; then I import the ARW images to Lightroom from the dated file folder I created.  I do not need or want Lightroom to create of its own accord a differently dated file folder of images and send to my hard drive, and I find the Lightroom folders wind up in irrelevant places, folders from 2020 showing up in 2018, and so on.  How do I correct this problem?  Thank you for your help!

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Then use the Add option on the top of the LR Classic import dialog window. You are now using the Copy option.

 

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Turn off Lightroom automatically sending folders to my hard drive

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Hello, All,

 

I need to turn off whatever function it is in Lightroom that automatically sends folders of images to my hard drive.  I don't want Lightroom to do that.  It clogs up my hard drive.  It is my protocol to take images I want to process in Lightroom off my SD card, put them in a dated file folder on my hard drive, and eject the SD card; then I import the ARW images to Lightroom from the dated file folder I created.  I do not need or want Lightroom to create of its own accord a differently dated file folder of images and send to my hard drive, and I find the Lightroom folders wind up in irrelevant places, folders from 2020 showing up in 2018, and so on.  How do I correct this problem?  Thank you for your help!

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Correct answer by Just Shoot Me | Adobe Community Professional

Then use the Add option on the top of the LR Classic import dialog window. You are now using the Copy option.

 

2020-04-23 05_19_38-Lightroom.png

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Then use the Add option on the top of the LR Classic import dialog window. You are now using the Copy option.

 

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Many thanks!

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