Lightroom CC: How do I store and offline archive of all my original photos?

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Does anyone know how to download all the photos on Lightroom CC for archival purposes (e.g. to a NAS or other storage device)?

It's great that everything is in the cloud, but should that fail (or should I decide to stop using Lightroom CC), I no longer have an offline backup like I did with Lightroom Classic.

Simply exporting files isn't practical as there are a huge number of large photos in my collection. 

Is there a more elegant way to obtain an offline archive of my files?
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Andre Seet

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There are two ways:

1. Use the option in Preferences>Local Storage tab to "Store a copy of all originals at the specified location". Using this method only the originals are stored, without edits.

2. Use the Lightroom CC Downloader: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/lightroom-cc/kb/download-lightroom-photos.html
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Adam Dr.

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For more info about the 1st option check out this help page:
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/preferences.html
There are hints how to store it on a NAS