Lightroom CC: "Save to" takes very long

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When I often save 40+ photos using "File > Save to.." it take very very long for all the files to save.
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Greetings adriaanf,

I'd like to get some additional information so we can see what is going on with your Save To:.

When you say 'very long' how long is that? 10 Minutes? 10 Hours?  I would like to get an idea for the approximate length of time.

How large are the images? 

What are the Save To options you are using?

Do you store the images locally or are they coming from the cloud storage?

To where are you saving the final images/
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adriaanf

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Hey no problem, here with more info:
  • Very long = between 10-20mins waiting for 48 files to save.
  • Images are original RAW files from Canon 5D MKIII
  • Happens regardless of Save to options as it happened when I save as original, long side 3000 as well as "Small" preset
  • I saved them to my local folder which is synced to Dropbox, but also tried just saving to another local folder with the same outcome
What I have noticed is that this usually happens when I am saving a set of photos that have a mix of RAW photos that I've edited with Lightroom as well as Photoshop and all is contained within Lightroom as stacks. When I have a set of photos where I have done no Photoshop editing and there are no stacks then I don't get this delayed experience when saving similar amounts of photos.
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Here's my tests:

Mac OS 10.13.4
41 raw & JPEG Files selected in Grid View.
Save To: Full Size 
Elapsed time: 31.95 seconds

Second Test: 
21 Raw + 1 DNG Pano(5 Images)
Save to Full Size
Elapsed time 18.36 Seconds.

I am seeing a much shorter time saving images. 

What is your OS Version? 
Free space on the drive where you are saving to: 
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Yes my albums with no PSD's take about that much time to save.

My albums that have 40+ RAW + retouched PSDs take this much longer.

My OS is macOS Sierra 10.13.4 (17E202). My drive is 60GB free.
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I just performed another test. 

Import 40 PSD Files.
Select 40 PSD Files.

Save To: JPEG Small on Desktop Folder
Elapsed time to completion: 35 seconds. 

Repeat Save to JPEG Full on Desktop Folder
Elapsed time to completion: 45 seconds.

Perform edit on all and repeat to JPEG Full 51 seconds. 

Originals 18 GB in size. 

How big and complex are these PSDs?