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Adobe Lightroom Pictures and Catalog on One Drive

Michael.Holmes

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Hello
Has anyone had any issues hosting both pictures and catalog on a One Drive? My scenario is I like to edit pics with two different devices Mac an d PC -I just want to make sure by doing that i don't end up having 3 copies of each picture -1 on pc 1 one mac and the other on ondrive -previews are ok
 
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If you put the images and the catalog file on an external drive formatted ExFAT (FAT32) then. Both Windows and Mac can read and write to it. If the images are in a sub folder of the catalog folder, then the Absolute path contains a Windows drive letter is ignored and the relativePath is the same for Lightroom on the PC and the Mac.


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I used to do this with two Windows machines. Never tried with two platforms.

The only issue is make sure all syncing has finished, or you get conflicts and possibly corruption.

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If you put the images and the catalog file on an external drive formatted ExFAT (FAT32) then. Both Windows and Mac can read and write to it. If the images are in a sub folder of the catalog folder, then the Absolute path contains a Windows drive letter is ignored and the relativePath is the same for Lightroom on the PC and the Mac.


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Do the same if you decide to use OneDrive. If the pictures are not inside the catalog folder, then you will get 'missing pictures' each time you switch from one computer to the other.
 
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