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Is there a way to autoremove catalog images no longer on a hard drive

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Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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I have a large photo catalog on Lightroom -- over 25,000 images. The catalog mirrors the hard drive on which the original images are stored (I also have cloud and external backups, but they are not cataloged).

 

Periodically, I make changes to some of the folders or bulk rename files on the hard drive. When I do so, the image in the Lightoom catalog becomes "orphaned." I can import the changed folders and files to the Lightroom Catalog to update it.

 

However, the catalog image reference to the orphaned folders or file names still remains and displays in the Lightroom catalog.

 

I can delete the orphaned Lightroom files and folders when I run across them, but there doesn't seem to be a way to clean the catalog to auto-removed orphaned images...or is there a trick I need to learn?

 

Thanks

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How to, Import and export, Problem or error, Sync, Windows

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021
I answered your question here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/how-do-i-clean-lightroom-classic-catalog-removing-images-no-longer-on-hard-drive/m-p/12140501 As a courtesy please do not do multiple requests on the same issue.

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I answered your question here:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/how-do-i-clean-lightroom-classic-catalog-removing-i...

 

As a courtesy please do not do multiple requests on the same issue.

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