Long story short, I got a new computer and installed the CC app. I had some photos on my external hard drive that I added to Lightroom CC. It was about 200 photos and that should have taken less than an hour to upload. When I went to check the sync status, it was syncing all 10,000 photos to the cloud, that are already on the cloud. How do I stop this? Is the Lightroom classic cloud separate from cc? Is my library syncing to classic by chance?
Can you explain exactly what is happening and in which application? There is no "Lightroom CC" anymore. There is Lightroom (desktop) and Lightroom Classic. They both share the same cloud, but in a different way. Lightroom stores originals in the cloud, Lightroom Classic syncs smart previews. Lightroom Classic can only sync one catalog, so if you enable sync on a new computer with a new catalog, then Lightroom Classic will download every image that is already in the cloud.
Hello thanks for your reply. It’s in the Lightroom desktop app. It’s creating and syncing duplicates of my library of over 10,000 photos, and quickly filling up my cloud storage. When I went to bed I figured the number would go down when I woke up, but now it’s at 16,816