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Deleting RAW file automatically deletes JPEG

Community Beginner ,
May 08, 2021 May 08, 2021

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Hi, I'm used to shooting both RAW+JPEG and then keeping JPEGs which don't need extra processing and deleting the original RAW file and working more on RAW files which do need extra processing. After installing a new version of Lightroom (ver. 9.2.1) I found that when I delete a RAW file, the same JPEG file gets deleted as well. I tried checking and unchecking the option "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" but the JPEG files still get deleted once a RAW file is deleted. Is there a way to fix that? I'd like to be able to delete a JPEG/RAW file without one affecting the other. Would appreciate your help. Thank you.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 08, 2021 May 08, 2021
If you check 'On' the option to "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos", then this will only apply to future 'new' import processes. This means all previous Imports where the JPG is a 'hidden' sidecar file, the JPG will continue to be deleted with the RAW. If you now check 'On' the option to "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" and IMPORT all the JPG files so they now show in the Library- then you will be able to delete the RAWs and retain the JPGs. (or Visa ...

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If you check 'On' the option to "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos", then this will only apply to future 'new' import processes. This means all previous Imports where the JPG is a 'hidden' sidecar file, the JPG will continue to be deleted with the RAW.

 

If you now check 'On' the option to "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" and IMPORT all the JPG files so they now show in the Library- then you will be able to delete the RAWs and retain the JPGs. (or Visa Versa)

 

BUT, why? Common advice would be to retain the RAWs only- Export JPGs from the RAWs when needed.

And why are you not up to v10.2?

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.4, Photoshop 22.5, Lightroom 4.4, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Thank you for your answer.
I'll try that.
The reason I'm not on 10.2 is because I have Windows 7 which is not supported. 
And the reason I want to delete some RAWs, is because they take up a lot of space and I keep only those RAWs which I think are valuable. Which in case of street photography which I'm doing is only 5-10% at best. 

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May 09, 2021 May 09, 2021

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In addition to what Wobert advised, are you also sure the jpeg files reflect the edits you have performed?

You may wish to do an export from the Raw files to a location of your choice with a small change to the file name and select to "add to this Catalog". Just a thought of something to do before deleting the original raw files.

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6, LrC 10.4, Lr 4.4, Ps 22.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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May 09, 2021 May 09, 2021

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Thank you. 
What Wobert advised worked. After I checked "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" and reimported all the files, deleting one didn't affect the other any longer. 

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