Automatically delete additional mov files for jpg files

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Jan 22, 2022 Jan 22, 2022

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Hello forum,

 

If you take photos with the iPhone and have – intentionally or by mistake – switched on the live mode, you will get two files when importing them into Lightroom: a mov file and a jpg file.

 

So far I've been looking for these duplicate files in Explorer and manually deleting the mov files one by one.

 

Now I would like to "automate" that. So is there a way – and if so, which one? – to delete these mov files via any automatic mechanism?

 

Lr 5.7.1, WIN 10-64bit

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LEGEND ,
Jan 22, 2022 Jan 22, 2022

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You could accelerate this by first searching for all .mov files and labeling them red:

johnrellis_2-1642888160171.png

 

Then search for all .mov and .jpg files together, sorting by filename, looking for a red .mov adjacent to a similar .jpg:

johnrellis_3-1642888182846.png

 

If you want to completely automate this, use the Any Filter plugin with this Search query:

johnrellis_4-1642888245057.png

 

 

 

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Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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Thank you, John, for your suggestion, which would actually be helpful. But since I have Lr 5.7.1, it doesn't work according to Johan.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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I think Johan got momentarily confused by Adobe's horrible product naming. Triple-check your version by doing the menu command Help > System Info. If it says:

 

Lightroom version: 5.7.1 [994254]

 

then you indeed have an old version of the original Lightroom, whose latest versions are now called "Lightroom Classic" (e.g. Lightroom Classic 11.1), and my suggestions apply.  (LR 5.7.1 was released December 2014 and was the last update to original/traditional "Lightroom 5".)

 

If it says this:

 

Lightroom version: 5.1 x64 [ 20211204-1710-0e71941 ] (Dec 4 2021)

 

then you have the most recent version of Lightroom Desktop in the Lightroom Cloud ecosystem (which includes Lightroom Web and Lightroom Mobile).  My suggestions don't apply to Lightroom Cloudy apps.

 

If you're still not sure, copy and paste here the first line from Help > System Info.

 

 

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Jan 24, 2022 Jan 24, 2022

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"I think Johan got momentarily confused by Adobe's horrible product naming."

I think you're right, so I have moved this thread back to the Lightroom Classic forum.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Jan 23, 2022 Jan 23, 2022

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The OP uses Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom 5.7.1 which is Lightroom desktop, not Lightroom Classic. What @johnrellis  proposes here only works in Lightroom Classic.

 

For that reason I have moved the conversation to the Lightroom ecsystem forum.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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