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Lightroom Catalogs can not be opened on network volumes, removable storage, or read only volumes.

Apr 24, 2013 8:53 AM

I Just had this message from my LR after 3 years of use the catalogs from the same drive.

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    Apr 24, 2013 10:36 AM   in reply to Will881

    The message is correct.

    The Lr catalog cannot be on a network drive.

    The Lr catalog cannot be on a "read-only" drive. The drive where the catalog is on has to have "full control" (Windows) or "read and write" (Mac).

    The Lr catalog can be on a external hard drive but - obviously - it has to be connected to the computer.


    Check the permission for the drive. It needs to be set for "full control / read and write" for the account you are working in.

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