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Stop Lightroom Desktop from attempting to move photo (locally stored)

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Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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I have a large library of over 100k photos in Lightroom CC. All photos are synced and in the cloud. I also have a copy of the originals on an external hard drive.

A few months ago, I (stupidly) moved the folder on my Mac where LR keeps its locally stored copies of some of the library. Now everytime I open the program, a dialogue box says: "moving your photos, analyzing your library". I've been clicking "stop until next launch". There's also a red icon next to most photos showing the location of the local photos is unknown.


What can I do to resolve this? Do I have to let it trudge through the whole library? What if it can't find where the local photos are on my Mac? Is there a way to stop the migration? Thanks for any help.









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