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Syncing edits from PC to remote computer

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Mar 04, 2020

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- I have a NAS (network attached storage) where I keep most of my photos stored.
- My entire network drive is added to my LR catalog
- I have a PC with limited storage capacity.

 

Workflow

let say I want to work on photos stored in a folder called `mytrip` on my network storage.

  1. I copy `mytrip` from my network drive to my local drive in LR. I do this because my network is slow and editing is painful
  2. I edit and assign ratings and colors to these photos, which is located locally.
  3. After I am done, I delete this folder on my local computer in LR to free up space. When I do this, all the metadata and edits are gone.

 

Question

 

How can I copy my Light Room edits and metadata (ratings, colors, comments, etc) from the photos on my local drive to the same photos on my network drive?

 

 

 

 

 

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Syncing edits from PC to remote computer

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Mar 04, 2020

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Setup

- I have a NAS (network attached storage) where I keep most of my photos stored.
- My entire network drive is added to my LR catalog
- I have a PC with limited storage capacity.

 

Workflow

let say I want to work on photos stored in a folder called `mytrip` on my network storage.

  1. I copy `mytrip` from my network drive to my local drive in LR. I do this because my network is slow and editing is painful
  2. I edit and assign ratings and colors to these photos, which is located locally.
  3. After I am done, I delete this folder on my local computer in LR to free up space. When I do this, all the metadata and edits are gone.

 

Question

 

How can I copy my Light Room edits and metadata (ratings, colors, comments, etc) from the photos on my local drive to the same photos on my network drive?

 

 

 

 

 

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First I assume you are using Lightroom Classic, not Lightroom. Can you confirm that? 
With either application the edits are stored in the application database, not with the photos. If you are using Classic and delete the photos from your local drive after editing, you can simply correct the link to the missing photos by pointing to the new location on the server. You won't lose the edits because they are in the catalog. Your workflow isn't clear though so I am not sure why you are losing the edits, or even why you are working like this to begin with. 

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