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Can't open Lightroom because storage is full and can't change the settings to store on hard-drive

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Jan 06, 2020

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Hi everyone!

 

I've imported 200gb of photos into my Lightroom from my harddrive. Apparently Lightroom saves temporary files on my laptop instead of my harddrive. Now the storage on my laptop is full because of that.

 

I want to change the settings into where Lightroom stores the previews on my harddrive where there is enough space but I can't open Lightroom because I don't have enough space. I can't delete anything from my laptop because it's all just programs. 

 

It's a storage loop! 

 

How to get out of it? 😮 Does anyone know?

 

Help is much appreciated! 

 

Cheers

 

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Can't open Lightroom because storage is full and can't change the settings to store on hard-drive

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Hi everyone!

 

I've imported 200gb of photos into my Lightroom from my harddrive. Apparently Lightroom saves temporary files on my laptop instead of my harddrive. Now the storage on my laptop is full because of that.

 

I want to change the settings into where Lightroom stores the previews on my harddrive where there is enough space but I can't open Lightroom because I don't have enough space. I can't delete anything from my laptop because it's all just programs. 

 

It's a storage loop! 

 

How to get out of it? 😮 Does anyone know?

 

Help is much appreciated! 

 

Cheers

 

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Jan 08, 2020

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Hi there,

As Lightroom is taking up space on the laptop, could you please let us know the version of Lightroom you're working on?

Please have a look at this video and let us know if it helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZAUP_KcaQE

Regards,
Sahil

In this quick tip, I explain what makes Lightroom's Preview file (.lrdata) grow and how to set your Catalog Settings to prevent it for getting out of hand.

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If you are using the Cloud Based Lightroom then yes indeed, the application does make a copy in it's local catalog before it uploads to the Cloud. After a while and depending on your cache settings in preferences these local files will be replaced with others.

 

With that in mind, with a large batch import there won't be time to replace files that have previously been imported.

 

So the usual recommendation if to split the photos into smaller batches for importing. 

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Thanks guys! All good now. I did a save restart on my mac so I was able to get rid of some cache and moved the catalog to my harddrive. Solved!

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