Fix | NVidia Control Panel will not save

Just got Lightroom 6!! Finally they are using the GPU to make things faster. Just one problem, its using my crappy Intel 4600 GPU instead of the NVidia Quadro K1100M in my dual GPU Notebook.

Adobes own advise from their FAQ is to disable the Intel Card. I tried that, all it did is screw up almost everything on the PC. Thanks Adobe for that… So looking around the interwebs I found way too many people having this issue but none having a good solution.

After about 3 hours of messing around with ProcessMon.exe I discovered it was trying to write to c:\ProgramData\NVidia Corporation\Drs folder. Only problem is that folder did not exist.

Simply create the folder, and give “everyone” full control in the security Tab and you should be good to go.

One thing to note, it seemed like it took two saves to start working for me, not sure what that was about but finally I was able to use the “Managed 3D Settings” part of the NVidia Control Panel to set Lightroom.exe to use the NVidia GPU.

Hope it helps you!



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My name is Eric Weintraub. I am an IT Professional with over 12 years of real world experience. I currently work as a Senior IT Manager for a large software company that develops products for Information Technology workers. Professionally, I love what I do and it shows in my work. Personally, I enjoy technology as a whole. Enterprise Technology, Social Media, and Mobile technologies are all things I follow. I also love to play golf, go snowboarding, cook, love to eat, and read. Also big on photography, check out my recent photography at and also Flickr: As much as I don’t have a lot of free time, I always come across things that I believe could help others. I just wanted to be able to share what I find with others. Thanks for reading the blog, please setup a RSS feed and keep in touch! Eric Weintraub

5 responses to “Fix | NVidia Control Panel will not save”

  1. Jorge says :

    Thanks a lot! It worked for me , I have the GT 540M but in my case I had already the mentioned folder (Drs). so I deleted it and created another one with the same name and worked finely.

  2. furqan_khan says :

    haha thanks worked.that Drs folder was already present so i delete that and create new one and it worked

  3. Axel says :

    You beautiful, beautiful person you. Thank you so much for this fix! It worked great for me!

  4. Lincqk says :

    Only solution in the whole internet that just works.

    Thanks a lot!

  5. tristancalin says :

    I can’t believe it !! it really really works. I have a GT 540M+intel combo like the first person who comment it. Right now I can setup any game to use the nvidia card. I’m glad I haven’t gave up finding a solution to this.


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