Provide a Warning for Large Preview.lrdat Files

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After upgrading to LR CC I found that my preview.lrdat file was over 77 GB (that is Gigabytes) large. I only keep my full size previews 30 days. I have about 70,000 images in the database and they are standard size.

I ended up deleting the preview.lrdat file and starting with a fresh one. Everything works fine but a little red warning message in LR telling me that I had a huge previews file would have helped.

I am not sure how the preview file got that large in the first place. Looks like regular preventative maintenance will be to delete it every so often. But a little red warning notice would have assisted.
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Bob Rickert

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