Premiere and Media Encoder creating D:\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common\LUTs on launch
A number of users on the U2U forums are having issues with Premiere or MediaEncoder creating a folder tree on their D: drive as follows ...
It first was noted by people with Onedrive or Dropbox, but now several others have popped in that do not have those sync apps and everytime Premiere or Me launch, the apps create the folder-tree and folders.
Delete the folders, launch Pr or Me, the folders are created again.
A bug of some kind perhaps.
Roni Rachmani commented
Saúl Yance Echegaray commented
Happens to me as well.
Premiere and After Effects (and all the other Adobe products) got a major update, which I installed today. Not only that this bug is still present – now also After Effects creates this directory!
I have the same problem. On every launch of Premiere the folder "D:\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common\LUTs\Technical" is created (folder is empty). All Adobe software is on drive C:. I never installed Dropbox, but I had OneDrive installed (never used it and uninstalled it before installing Adobe CC).
EDIT: Here 3 threads from the Adobe community concerning this topic (maybe there are useful information for the developers):
EDIT 2: I have the same problem on my second PC (laptop), which has the same software installed.
Joachim Hånberg commented
I have the same issue, syncing with my Onedrive. It only happens on my computer at work and not at home although I use the same exact setup.
Aaron MacCarley commented
I have the same issue when starting Premiere Pro. Please fix this ASAP. Disappointed it was not fixed in the latest release.
Joe Scotti commented
I am having the same exact issue since I installed the newest 2020 update of Premiere CC this week. My Documents folder is also on my D:/ drive, and Premiere creates the AppData folder each time it launches, after I delete it. Frustrating that it can't be pointed anywhere else.
Ella Harmsen commented
I have exactly the same issue and it is absolutely a bug.
All other Adobe apps use %AppData% system variable to point to the correct folder.
I scanned the registry, but can't change it from there.
Kurt Vlyminck commented
Thank you Neil.
It looks like a incorrect method is used to determine the AppData folder when creating this subfolder. The AppData folder is not always the base for the Documents root since this is configurable by the user.
As a side note: ALL OTHER Adobe AppData gets saved at the correct location so it should be easy enough to track where this anomaly is created in the code
In my case my Documents root is at D:\Dropbox\Documents and Premiere Pro creates a D:\Dropbox\AppData every time I run it, with just that LUTS\Technical empty folder inside