9 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2017 7:01 AM by walk highlands

    Migrating catalog - not enough space

    forgotten Level 1

      I'm trying to migrate a Lightroom Classic catalog to Lightroom CC. the catalog and all the photos are stored on my D: drive and the default storage location in Lightroom is also set to that drive. However, when I try to migrate I get the following error: "Lightroom CC needs enough space (102GB on Local Disk) to store previews and catalog info."

       

      How do I force Lightroom CC to NOT use my C: drive (Local Disk) and only use the D:\ drive?

       

      Out of curiosity, I tried installing Lightroom to the D: drive with no change to the situation.

      I'm am running Windows 10 version 1703, build 15603.674. Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC are both up to date.

        • 1. Re: Migrating catalog - not enough space
          Jao vdL Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          In Lightroom CC's preferences you want to set the local storage to your D drive

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          • 2. Re: Migrating catalog - not enough space
            ThorMas

            That is not possible. The only thing you can change is the location of where your original photos are saved, and that is not the question.

            • 3. Re: Migrating catalog - not enough space
              Jao vdL Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I know but this is the only thing you can change. For the rest it uses the disk where your account’s files reside. Btw in Lightroom CC you can’t store your originals on your machine. The originals are in the cloud. it can store local copies of your images for faster access so it doesn’t have to download them constantly but the ‘originals’ are not on your computer. This is governed by the slider and settings in preferences where you can tell it how much to retain as copies.

              • 4. Re: Migrating catalog - not enough space
                forgotten Level 1

                My local storage in Lightroom CC is already set to the proper drive, which has far more free space than the 100GB it's requesting.

                 

                Unfortunate, this looked like a great solution to the headache of using Lightroom on two computers. This also confirms my suspicion that Lightroom CC on desktop was really an afterthought. Why not use the obvious solution of creating and storing smart previews in the cloud for editing everywhere?

                 

                Anyway, thank you for the help.

                • 5. Re: Migrating catalog - not enough space
                  Jao vdL Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  forgotten  wrote

                  Why not use the obvious solution of creating and storing smart previews in the cloud for editing everywhere?

                  This already exists. You do it from Lightroom Classic by syncing specific galleries and then you will have the smart previews for editing everywhere including on Lightroom CC on another computer. You just should NOT migrate your catalog to Lightroom CC and import in Lightroom Classic. This works like it has for quite a while. Think of Lightroom CC as simply a port of the iOS/android app to a desktop operating system.

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                  • 6. Re: Migrating catalog - not enough space
                    forgotten Level 1

                    True, but you can't sync smart collections with mobile, so if I were to forget to add some photos to the collection I would be out of luck. I could have been more specific: what I want to be able to do is, have my entire photo catalog on my desktop computer - smart previews in the cloud - and be able to edit any image on my laptop in Lightroom CC, then come back to my desktop and use Lightroom Classic CC as needed. I thought Lightroom CC would do that, and while it's very close, it's not quite there.

                    • 7. Re: Migrating catalog - not enough space
                      Jao vdL Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      Syncing smart collections from Classic would be great indeed. I would love that. Unfortunately it is a manual process currently

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                      • 8. Re: Migrating catalog - not enough space
                        forgotten Level 1

                        Most of the tools are in place now it seems - maybe we'll get it someday!

                        • 9. Re: Migrating catalog - not enough space
                          walk highlands Level 1

                          I hit this same problem when migrating - I have a huge d drive and small c drive and Lightroom CC wanted more space on the c drive (for the previous and catalog) even though the photos would be on d:

                           

                          I managed to workaround by moving the AppData/Adobe folder to d: drive, and then creating a symlink from the c: drive AppData/Adobe location to the new location on d:

                           

                          Migrate then worked fine, and previews, catalog and photos are now all on d drive.