Change from Lightroom Classic to CC

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First of all I ran into problems that Lightroom insist on using my Mac HD, wont allow me to change. This in turn prevented me from importing my library from Classic. Next I chat with Adobe and they confirm that you cant change local storage location. Then I understand that everything goes to the Cloud, which makes it all pretty useless for me as I have far more pictures then can be placed on 1 TB cloud. Adobe charges far too much for cloud storage anyway. 
I will use Lightroom on my iPad and Mac, with a far cheaper cloud service where i already have serveral TB and will use Lightroom to edit photos from that cloud service, and store my selected pictures in the Adobe cloud.

My suggestion is that Adobe make the solution with local storage more like the Classic version, and give users full control over what gets stored locally and what you want to store in the cloud! Simply dumping my entire photo collection to the cloud totally suck!
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Norman Hovland

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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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If you don't want cloud storage, stick with Lightroom Classic. The whole point of the new cloudy Lightroom IS the cloud storage, whereas Lightroom Classic is folder-based.
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Antoine Hlmn

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I didn’t know you couldn’t change the folder location. This is ridiculous !
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You can change it. It’s in the preferences. The only thing you cannot change (unless you know how to work with symbolic links) is the location of the Library.
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Antoine Hlmn

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That’s already a start. But does it mean you cannot change catalog? Would kind of make sense if it’s cloud based and only the pictures are in local.
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Correct, only one catalog as there's only one cloud.