Windows 7 64bit, 16 GB memory, LARGE amounts of hard drive space / Lightroom 3 v3.4.1
Can someone please explain this to me? I've created many catalogs with far longer names than this until yesterday when this error message started happening - Thanks for your help, IM
""Lightroom cannot create or open a catalog named "061911 Johns Edmonds Art Festival" on volume 'Imaging (E:)" because the preview cache would exceed the maximum path length length for your platform"".
Hmmm...works fine for me on Win XP, LR 3.4.1.
Is there something special about your E: drive? Is it perhaps formatted as something other than NTFS? The message implies that the file system where you're trying to create the catalogue has a relatively low limit on the number of characters in a fully qualified path.
The message certainly isn't objecting to how much disk space or memory you have available.
What is the full path, starting with E:\ to the catalog you're trying to create? The total number of characters apparently exceeds the number LR or the Operating System can handle.
I think I've had this problem, before, too, so I put my catalog closer to the root of the hard-drive.
I don't have any extra catalogs in LR just the basic one. Never thought of doing that.
Geoff the kiwi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Can you create catalogs with short names?
How many catalogs do you have?
Where are they stored?
Europe, Middle East and Africa