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3 Messages

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152 Points

Sun, Nov 24, 2019 12:19 PM

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Lightroom Classic: User-selectable location of LrClassicLogs file

Recently, a folder titled "LrClassicLogs" has appeared in my Documents folder on my
Mac. I use my Documents folder for personal documents only, and would like to store the LrClassicLogs file in a less-obtrusive location.

Can a feature be added to LR Classic to allow for a user-selectable location (similar to how LR classic allows for the catalog file)?

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644 Messages

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9.7K Points

2 y ago

I have No such Folder anywhere on my system let alone in the Documents folder.
I also do NOT have any files, Log File, that start with Lr or Lightroom.
So what is in that folder that you have?

Just Delete it if it bothers you that much

What type of computer are you using, Mac/Windows?

Champion

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3.7K Messages

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61K Points

2 y ago

Yes, it's there on a Mac. That folder is probably in Documents because it may contain a log that Adobe could request in case the user reports problems. The average user may not know how to find logs hidden in the Library folder. No big deal for me, but the catalog folder would seem to be a more logical place

644 Messages

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9.7K Points

2 y ago

I also do not have that folder on my iMac running 10.13.x and the newest version of LR.
Did you at sometime generate a diagnostic Log from the LR sync tab by holding down the Alt key (Windows) or Opt/Alt key (Mac OS X)?

644 Messages

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9.7K Points

2 y ago

After actually opening LR Classic 9 on my Mac, and allowing it to upgrade the catalog which I hadn't done before, I then got that folder in my Mac OS X Documents folder. Macintosh HD/Users/ MyUserName/Documents.
There were No files in that folder. So I just deleted it.
This does not happen on my Windows 10 system.

Employee

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118 Messages

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2.3K Points

2 y ago

JB,

It seems that you might have enabled logging for Lr Classic some time in the past. Can you share your system info from 'Help->System Info' menu option to help us detect if any logger is enabled on you machine?

-Satish

Employee

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113 Messages

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2.1K Points

2 y ago

Is there a config file @ ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/config.lua? Could you please check if the same has any loggers enabled? If you remove them from the config file, the LrClassicLogs folder should not get created.

15 Messages

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460 Points

2 y ago

I am also getting this folder whenever I run Lightroom Classic.
This is really annoying and I wish Adobe would stop writing useless folders and files in the User's Documents folder. This behavior is incorrect. The folder is for users to use not applications. Library/Application support is a much more adapt place for all of these folders that Adobe apps insist on creating. 

Respect your users more, please.

3 Messages

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152 Points

2 y ago

Agree - it seems like a no brainer to put the LrClassicLogs folder in Library/Application Support or, at a minimum, to allow the user to select where to put it.

2 Messages

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94 Points

2 y ago

Same here - Mac running Catalina with the new Lightroom Classic 9.1.  Creates the file on startup of Lightroom.  I have never turned on logging, and I do not have the file config.lua either.  Hope an option becomes available to move this folder or to simply not create it when there is nothing to place in the folder.  Mine has never had anything inside the folder.  No logs - no folder maybe?

88 Messages

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1.4K Points

2 y ago

Adobe has a history of putting behind-the-scenes files in user folders where they absolutely don't belong.*  It's very unlikely they'll change this behavior.

If you really dislike it, open the Terminal program and copy & paste the following entire line into Terminal:

chflags hidden ~/Documents/LrClassicLogs

Then hit enter.  Poof!  The LrClassicLogs folder will be instantly hidden from view in the Finder, but still there, doing nothing useful.  You can quit Terminal now.

Thanks Adobe!

* in addition to LrClassicLogs, I also have the following items in ~/Documents:

~/Documents/Adobe
~/Documents/Adobe/Photoshop Cloud Associates
~/Documents/Adobe/amecommand
~/Documents/Adobe/amecommand/6.0
~/Documents/Adobe/dynamiclinkmediaserver
~/Documents/Adobe/dynamiclinkmediaserver/7.0
~/Documents/Adobe/dynamiclinkmediaserver/10.0
~/Documents/Adobe/dynamiclinkmediaserver/12.1

1 Message

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60 Points

2 y ago

Adobe really don't care about users' own space (Document's folder on a Mac).
It's inspired me to explore other Apps - might be worth the pain of moving.

1 Message

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60 Points

2 y ago

We are aware of the problem that LrClassic is creating an empty Logs folder. We will be fixing this behaviour soon ( No folder will be created when not required ).