3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2015 3:28 AM by Jim_Palik

    Possible bug in LR CC 2015

    Jim_Palik Level 1

      I installed LR 2015 and started testing some of the new features and immediately discovered a bug, unless I am doing something worng and LR has change how the catalog location is defined.

       

      All original software in installed on my C drive which is small intentionally. I keep all my data on external drives. This has always included my LR Catalogs. I define my catalog location in Edit > Catalog Settings... >Show. This location is defined as D:\DriveD\Lightroom Catalog.

       

      Lightroom resets the catalog back to C:\Users\Jim\Pictures\Lightroom every time I exit LR. LR is not saving my defined catalog location.

       

      Am I missing something. Is this a bug? If not, how do I fix this.

       

      Jim

        • 1. Re: Possible bug in LR CC 2015
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I am not seeing that behavior. You might want to check your Lightroom preferences, on the General tab, default catalog, and make sure it is set to open the most recent catalog.

          • 2. Re: Possible bug in LR CC 2015
            Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

            Not seeing this. My LR 5 catalog was is on my D: drive, a separate/physical SSD, in a folder called Lightroom Catalog with a subfolder called Lightroom 5 Catalog and the actual catalog name as Lightroom 5 Catalog.lrcat.

             

            When opening LR 6 for the first time my LR 5 cat was converted to a LR 6 cat and placed in that same Lightroom 5 Catalog subfolder and naming it Lightroom Catalog.lrcat, No version number. I then wanted to keep the 5 and 6 catalogs separated so I created another folder on my D: drive called Lightroom 6 Catalog and copied the converted LR 6 catalog to that other folder and renamed it Lightroom 6 Catalog.lrcat.

             

            I then opened LR 6 and went to preferences and chose Other in the drop down for "When starting up use this catalog" and pointed it to the D:\Lightroom 6 Catalog subfolder and the D:\Lighroom 6 Catalog\Lightroom 6 Catalog.lrcat file. Then I selected Restart Lightroom.

             

            Since then whenever I open LR it always loads that catalog.

            • 3. Re: Possible bug in LR CC 2015
              Jim_Palik Level 1

              HI Jim,

               

              I marked this as the correct answer, however the real answer was that I forgot that the catalog default setting was in the General tab and not the catalog setting tab. If you have any pull with the LR engineers, they should either put it in the catalog settings tab or duplicate it there.

               

              Your answer pointed me to the real setting I needed to change.

               

              Thanks, Jim