If yous demand to find Lightroom’south files at any time, yous’ll demand to know where to look, and so here are the nearly frequently used Lightroom file locations.
By default, the boot drive is C: on Windows and Macintosh Hd on Mac. If your operating system is installed on a unlike drive, you may demand to replace the drive letter of the alphabet/proper noun on the file paths that are listed below.
[your username] refers to the name of your user account, for example, mine is called Vic.
The default location of the Lightroom catalog is…
Windows—C: Users \ [your username] \ My Pictures \ Lightroom \ Lightroom Catalog.lrcat
Mac—Macintosh HD / Users / [your username] / Pictures / Lightroom / Lightroom Itemize.lrcat
Yous can check the proper noun and location of your catalog by going to
Edit menu > Catalog Settings (Windows) / Lightroom carte du jour > Catalog Settings (Mac).
The default location of the Preferences is…
Windows—C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ Lightroom \ Preferences \ Lightroom Classic CC seven Preferences.agprefs
Mac—Macintosh Hard disk drive / Users / [your username] / Library / Preferences / com.adobe.LightroomClassicCC7.plist
Preference files aren’t cross-platform. By default, Preferences are hidden files on Windows and macOS.
In that location are also separate startup preferences. These include the concluding used catalog path, the recent catalog listing, which catalog to load on startup and the catalog upgrade history.
Windows—C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ Lightroom \ Preferences \ Lightroom Classic CC seven Startup Preferences.agprefs
Mac—Macintosh Hard disk drive / Users / [your username] / Library / Application Back up / Adobe / Lightroom / Preferences / Lightroom Classic CC seven Startup Preferences.agprefs
The default location of most of Lightroom’s Presets and Templates is…
Windows—C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ Lightroom \
Mac—Macintosh HD / Users / [your username] / Library / Awarding Back up / Adobe / Lightroom /
If yous’ve checked the
Store presets with this catalog
checkbox in Preferences, they’ll be stored adjacent to your catalog file instead.
To find them easily on either platform, go to (Windows) / (Mac) and printing the
Show Lightroom Presets Folder
Each type of preset has its own subfolder, for example, Filename Templates and Metadata Presets.
Presets are cross-platform and are saved in a Lightroom-only format (.lrtemplate). They’re just text files with a different extension, and so you can open them in any plain text editor.
If you have older style .lrtemplate Develop presets, place them in the Develop Presets subfolder and restart Lightroom. They’ll exist converted to .xmp format and copied to the shared Photographic camera Raw Settings folder.
Your shared Camera Raw Settings are stored at…
Windows—C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \
Mac—Macintosh Hd / Users / [your username] / Library / Awarding Support / Adobe / CameraRaw /
This includes your Develop presets (.xmp format), default settings, custom photographic camera-specific profiles, custom lens profiles, lens profile defaults and custom point curves, because these are shared with Photoshop’south Camera Raw plug-in.
Camera profiles (.dcp format) go in the CameraProfiles folder.
Lens profiles (.lcp format) go in the LensProfiles binder.
Develop presets (.xmp format) go in the Settings folder. They appear in the Develop Presets console.
Store presets with this catalog
is checked in Preferences > Presets, the Develop Presets and Third-Party Creative Profiles may be in a Lightroom Settings/Settings subfolder side by side to the catalog instead.)
Third-Political party Artistic Profiles are stored at…
Windows—C:\ ProgramData \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ Settings \
Mac—Macintosh Hd / Library / Awarding Support / Adobe/ CameraRaw / Settings /
These are new-style Creative Profiles with an .xmp extension, which are then displayed in the Profile Browser console. Yous tin also put them in the Camera Raw Settings user folder along with .xmp format Develop presets (as previous).
The default location of the Camera Raw Cache is…
Windows—C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Local \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ Cache \
Mac—Macintosh HD / Users / [your username] / Library / Caches / Adobe Photographic camera Raw /
You tin can set a custom location in
Preferences > Performance tab.
How practise I show hidden files to find my preferences and presets?
Many of these folders are subconscious by the operating system.
On Windows, you can open the Start carte search box (Windows seven/ten) / Search amuse (Windows 8) search for the location, for example, blazon
, and you lot’ll be taken straight to the Lightroom user binder.
On macOS, the user Library folder is hidden by default. If you go to Finder, select the , and hold down the Opt key, you’ll see
announced in the bill of fare, and so you can navigate to the
binder. Personally, I drag that Library folder to the sidebar and then that it’s always easily accessible.
Preferences & Settings Menu Locations
A few of the menu commands are in unlike locations on Windows and Mac, depending on the operating system standard:
Lightroom Preferences & Itemize Settings are…
Photoshop Preferences are…