Lightroom CC: Migration memory/storage issues

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I updated to Lightroom cc but when I tried to migrate my photos from Lightroom classic the previews where 95g!!! It said I didn't have enough space. That is too big I'm trying to save space. I have upgraded my plan to the 2tb plan but cant use it now have to cancel my new plan and get my old plan. You guys should have a way to save the previews externally! Lightroom cc is not ready yet
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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In Preferences, you can change the location for the originals to another drive (such as an external drive). That's probably where you're running out of space. It's not the previews, it's the original files that must be duplicated into LRCC's own storage space.
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Christian Fürst

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Victoria, coud you possible tell us how to import the catalogue used be the still wonderfull Lightroom? And can you tell us, whether this version will give us professionals the same tools ans the traditional Lightroom? I can't find those tools anywhere in this new version, and I am not ready to spend huge mony and save mit professional work exclusively in your cloud. At least you shoul give users a chance to continue with the traditional UI. And please let us know if this version of Lightroom is still a usable archive-system. From what I can see now, it really is more a programme meant for the classic Elements-user and no professionals
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Hi Christian. It may have all the tools you need in future, but that's a way off yet. You need Lightroom Classic, which is the latest version of "Lightroom as we know it". Yes, I know it's confusing that they changed the names! But just download Lightroom Classic and it should quite happily upgrade your Lightroom catalog, complete with all the familiar features and traditional UI.
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Christian Fürst

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Thanks so much. I am a great fan of LR traditionel and wonder, why Adobe seems to have published a only half-ready software. I happily uninstalled the new program and will now install the new classic. cross fingers!!!
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I have the same problem and also wonder why Adobe published a half baked product - it just confuses and annoys everyone!! I think I will do the same and dump this foolish product in favour of the Lightroom Classic!!
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Brendan Keith

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I think there is an issue.  I have the same problem.  I changed the location to my drive F and actually installed Lightroom also to drive F.  But if you click where the files for lightroom are stored in preferences, it still shows app data on drive C.  As my drive C is a small SSD it fails.  I am not sure why the program wants to force drive C for app data when I want drive F.
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I am having the same issue as Brendan.  No matter what I do, Lightroom CC writes my catalog to the local drive, which is a small SSD.   I tried moving my catalog to an external drive and opening it from there and it simply syncs from the cloud back to the local drive.  This is a problem when I try to migrate my LR Classic catalog to the new catalog, as it is trying to use the Local SSD for temp space.

Before you ask, I did go into preferences in CC and change the originals location to the external drive I want to use.
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I'm having the same issue as others above because I have a small SSD as my C:\ (and yes I'm changing the location in the preferences to use other drives).  I even reinstalled Lightroom CC on my local D:\ HD which I thought might make Lightroom CC think that that was local.