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Delete files from inside Lightroom

Engaged ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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I am using LR 11.0.1 on Windows 10.

A couple of hours ago I asked the following question. Now I cannot view or retrieve the question.

How do I delete files (photos) from inside Lightroom. I have looke everywhere. All I see is Remove Photo... The Menubar>Photo>Delete Rejected Photos results in a dialog box informing you that you cannot delete rejected photos from a collection set. It suggests that I delete photos from the LR catalog. I cannot figure out how to do that. I have looked everywhere.

Help Help Help. There has to be a way. I older versions you coud do this.

 

Jim

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021
You cannot delete from disk in a collection, only remove them from the collection. To delete from disk, you have to do it from a folder in the Folders panel.

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Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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You cannot delete from disk in a collection, only remove them from the collection.

To delete from disk, you have to do it from a folder in the Folders panel.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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You can also delete from "All Photographs".

 

Inside a collection, you can use the splat-delete which is Alt-Ctrl-Shift-Delete to delete from the collection and from the hard disk. CAUTION: when you do this, the delete happens immediately, there is no dialog box asking "Are you sure?" Use at your own risk.

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Engaged ,
Nov 27, 2021 Nov 27, 2021

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Thank you dj, this is what I am looking for. I do not worry about accidentally deleting the wrong image because I am fully backed up daily. In addition, when I import, I import to DNG but I do not delete my original RAW files. This doubles my hard disk space but has been benificial in many instances since I started using LR from the beginning. I will test this later and let you know if I have any problems. My only issues now are age related. Getting old is not for the timid.

 

You are always there 🙂

 

Thank you.

 

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