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Catalogs Network Drive Catalogues


New Member
Oct 23, 2017
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
Operating System: Windows 10

Lightroom Version: 6.7
(Please go to Help menu > System Info to double check the exact version number)

Question or Description of Problem: I haven't been in Lightroom in a while, I was getting ready to import new pictures to my WD MyCloud which is where I have always kept my catalogue. When I went to import the catalogue this time, it said that catalogues cannot be opened from a network drive.

I haven't changed my network setup since I last used LR and typically have my computer connected to the network via wifi while the WD is physically connected.
Is this a new change? Any suggestions?
Sep 29, 2007
Isle of Wight, UK
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Cloud Service
Catalogs have never been able to open over the network. Perhaps it was showing as a drive letter previously, and now you’re connecting as a network address! Admittedly a long shot!

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