Lightroom CC cache cannot be moved from C:

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When I tried to import a folder to the new lightroom CC - it said disk was full. as it turns out it defaulted back to C: as cache and theres (according to adobe support) no option to move cache to D: "by design"
I have a powerful laptop' it works well with LR. but the C drive is too small to be the LR cache...
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Itai Basel

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Posted 1 year ago

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Yes, this is a known limitation. In the preferences you can change the destination where Lightroom CC stores the originals if you want it to store them, but the library itself cannot be moved.
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Itai Basel

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I keep originals local library so a copy is unnecessary.  but the cache required for imports is big enough to cause problems
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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When you're importing them, Lightroom temporarily copies the originals into its storage space, and that's probably what's causing the error message. If you set the "originals" location to another drive, that may free up enough space for the import to complete.

As Johan said, there's not a supported way to move the rest of the data to another drive at this time. 
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Dave Roberts

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Well it can on a Mac, I use a symbolic link to achieve this, I am sure windows has an equivalent.
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Itai Basel

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There is - but its a hack - not a solution... lightroom checks how much free space there is on the drive and shows alerts according to nominal drive instead of target drive of the hardlink
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Gary Rowe

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What a stupid design - but why am I not as surprised as I should be ...
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Pieter Viljoen

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I ran into the same limitation.

In LR Classic my originals is on NAS, and I had a dedicated local SSD D: drive for my LR catalog, full size previews, and caches, in CC LR eats my C: drive space.

Please let us configure the storage locations.