This is a question on how to change the default Lightroom Mobile sync files location. I work with an iMac with dual hard drives - a 250GB flash drive which is the startup drive and a 2TB disk for data and working files. My Lightroom catalogue files are on the 2TB disk as are all my image files. I also work with a MacBook Air because I travel a lot. I keep the two computers synced - the Lightroom files on the 2TB iMac disc with the Lightroom files on the MacBook Air. Here’s the problem - when you initiate Lightroom Mobile on your mobile device (iPhone and iPad) the Lightroom Mobile files on your desktop [Mobile Downloads.lrdata] default to the User folder on the 250GB flash drive of the iMac [Path = Macintosh HD/Users/..username../Pictures/Lightroom/Mobile Downloads.lrdata]. This no longer allows a seamless syncing of the two computers. The location of the Lightroom Category files can be user-defined in Preferences but not the Lightroom Mobile files. Is there a solution or work-around other than a very complex syncing job between the two computers??
I face this issue because I need to use two different user accounts on my machine. It seems that the Mobile Downloads.lrdata folder behaves differently from normal preview files. The path seems to be hardcoded and seems to contain my user name.
Having two libraries with Lightroom Mobile turned on might also use the same lrdata file. Is this intentional?