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OneDrive "Free Up Space" Option

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I use OneDrive and LRC - all works nicely. However, my hard drive is getting full so I'm marking some folders to "Free up space".
The problem here is that LRC tries to look at them in the catalog(?) and so OneDrive downloads them again.
Any solutions or am I going beyond what LRC does?
Thanks.
 
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Lightroom Classic needs photos to be stored locally. It checks for missing photos and that triggers the download.
 

BobT

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LrC was never meant to work with cloud storage. I once tried it with OneDrive and that in-between cloud + local storage. It seemed to work fine with a small catalogue but when I applied it to my main catalogue, strange things were happening so I quickly back-peddled out of it. It probably could work if one had lightning fast download speeds. I now have LrC storing and editing locally only, with the provision of syncing with the Adobe cloud for imports if requited from Lr(cloudy) or the phone. I also idependently backup the catalogue and images to OneDrive + local HDDs, however LrC can't run while the catalogue is being accessed for backup.
 
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I've found LRC and OneDrive work fine - if you keep everything local. If you do the free up space option in OneDrive it does work - kind of... It just pulls them all back onto your machine - so you end up not saving any space.
 
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