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Syncing Lightroom CC library to external drive for Sync to Lightroom classic

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Jul 22, 2020

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I'm sure this has been experienced before so if someone can steer me towards a thread that would walk me through this I'd be very thankful.


I'm looking for a way to sync all my photos from Lightroom CC to Lightroom classic, but storing the library on my external drive as my new laptop does not have enough space to house it.

 

Basically I upgraded from a really old MacBook Pro(2011) to a newer MacBook Pro (2017). My old laptop ran insanely slow, had a pop up that permanently embedded itself into my screen, it's basically useless, so all the files on this computer I'm taking a loss on.

 

Lightroom classic is much better for my work flow and organization style, and I just overall enjoy using it more, so I'd like to just be able to edit my existing photos (which the originals are stuck on my old computer) through CC into classic. 

I've gone into preferences and changed the sync destination to my external drive, but still goes to my hard drive. 

Please help! 

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Syncing Lightroom CC library to external drive for Sync to Lightroom classic

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I'm sure this has been experienced before so if someone can steer me towards a thread that would walk me through this I'd be very thankful.


I'm looking for a way to sync all my photos from Lightroom CC to Lightroom classic, but storing the library on my external drive as my new laptop does not have enough space to house it.

 

Basically I upgraded from a really old MacBook Pro(2011) to a newer MacBook Pro (2017). My old laptop ran insanely slow, had a pop up that permanently embedded itself into my screen, it's basically useless, so all the files on this computer I'm taking a loss on.

 

Lightroom classic is much better for my work flow and organization style, and I just overall enjoy using it more, so I'd like to just be able to edit my existing photos (which the originals are stuck on my old computer) through CC into classic. 

I've gone into preferences and changed the sync destination to my external drive, but still goes to my hard drive. 

Please help! 

thank you

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Jul 23, 2020

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If you have activated sync in LrC everything in the cloud will download into folders on the drive specified in Preferences >> Lightroom Sync. This can be a single folder on the EHD or folders by date taken.

 

Only the catalog and previews are stored on the internal drive, usually in the Pictures folder. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2020

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You can designate where the synced images are stored, including an external hard drive. Please see the attached screen capture.  I hope this helps. warmly/j

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