4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 3, 2017 4:02 AM by nintyp

    Lightroom Catalog

    nintyp Level 1

      I'm racking my brain here, Trying to set up a new catalog on both the internal and external drive's as my C drive is getting to full. I go to new catalog select the drive I want to put it on and click create and nothing happens, The window just stays open. I don't have any problems setting up the catalog using my MacBook air to an external drive.

       

      I'm running windows 10 and have uninstalled lightroom and reinstalled it a couple of time's but nothing is working.

       

      HELP!

        • 1. Re: Lightroom Catalog
          99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          It seems to be working OK here. Are you following these steps from the LR Library:

           

          File >> New Catalog

          Choose Drive

          Choose new name e.g MyCatalog2

          Click “Create” button

           

          Existing catalog will start to close. You may get prompted for regular backup or click Skip

          New empty catalog will open, and you are ready to start importing to the new location.

          • 2. Re: Lightroom Catalog
            Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

            The actual catalog file doesn't take up much space. So moving the catalog file, or creating a new one, on some other drive won't save you much space.

            There are NO Images inside the catalog file. The catalog is just a Database file where references are placed to where the image files are actually stored. Sounds like you need to move some actual images files off your C drive to some other hard drive connected to your system.

            Also when importing new images change the Destination location to some other drive than the C drive.

            • 3. Re: Lightroom Catalog
              dj_paige Level 9

              nintyp wrote:

               

              I'm racking my brain here, Trying to set up a new catalog on both the internal and external drive's as my C drive is getting to fulll

              No need for a new catalog in this situation. You need to move the photos to the external drive, using the same catalog. in fact, creating a new catalog is completely unnecessary and the wrong thing to do.

               

              The instructions to do this are in the section entitled "Part 2 — Updating Folder Location" of this document: Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders

              • 4. Re: Lightroom Catalog
                nintyp Level 1

                Thank's for the help I wasn't naming the catalog Total brain freeze Feel like an idiot......