4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 30, 2018 8:10 AM by chris shep

    Full c: drive

    chris shep

      Hello everyone,

      Looking for some help from all the experts out there (everyone apart from me basically)

       

      Although all the settings in LR classic seem to be set to save everything on my external hard drive everytime I use lightroom my C: drive, which is tiny in comparison seems to still fill up with data.

       

      What am I doing wrong folks? how can I stop this happening?

       

      Many thanks in advance.

       

      Chris.

        • 1. Re: Full c: drive
          dj_paige Level 10

          https://forums.adobe.com/people/chris+shep  wrote

           

          Hello everyone,

          Looking for some help from all the experts out there (everyone apart from me basically)

           

          Although all the settings in LR classic seem to be set to save everything on my external hard drive everytime I use lightroom my C: drive, which is tiny in comparison seems to still fill up with data.

          Does save mean "Import" or "Export" or something else?

           

          Lightroom does use the C: drive for the catalog and previews (and smart previews if they are in use) and that could be part of the problem, have you checked to see how big the catalog and previews (and smart previews) are? Have you checked to see if other software is taking up more and more disk space?

          • 2. Re: Full c: drive
            chris shep Level 1

            Hi dJ

            Thanks for the reply,

             

            By save I mean import and export, or at least I thought I had set it that way, but the catalog err not sure so that might be the problem.

             

            Is there any way I can move/change the cataloge settings?

            • 3. Re: Full c: drive
              dj_paige Level 10

              You can change the drive and folder where the Imports go ... it's on the right hand side of the Import dialog box under Destination.

               

              You can change the drive and folder where the exports go ... its at the top under export location

              • 4. Re: Full c: drive
                chris shep Level 1

                Brilliant it's set to c:

                I knew I must have missed something.

                 

                Many thanks for your help it's much appreciated .