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92 Points

Mon, Oct 30, 2017 9:59 AM


Lightroom 6 cannot work on case sensitive filesystem

This is a real shame that Adobe dropped support for case sensitive filesystem ...
I've been using Lightroom since version 4 without problem on a case sensitive file system and now I purchase an upgrade to version 6 and I cannot install it because my filesystem is case sensitive ... migrating to case insensitive FS is not an option for me so now I cannot upgrade to the latest version and get support for new lenses and cameras.
This is a real shame for such a big company to avoid supporting users with a case sensitive FS, I guess it's just a choice to cut down development costs and nothing more... 
Now I'll have to move to a another photo development tool and I'll need to keep Lightroom 5 to be able to work on my old catalogue and photos !

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56.7K Points

3 years ago

That is indeed strange, because Lightroom is actually case-sensitive by itself! On case-insensitive file systems like the default Mac and Windows file systems this can even create a well-documented problem...

Johan W. Elzenga,

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22.5K Points

3 years ago

To the best of my knowledge, installing LR has always required a case insensitive drive and this is stated in the system requirements. You can put the photos on a case sensitive drive if you want to take that risk.

Lightroom isn't really case sensitive. Some functions have case sensitivity.