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Feb 27, 2020

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I have some gray photos in my catalog and none of them can be clicked on/deleted, edited and its really frustrating ? How do I fix this ?

 

(Moving this to the LR Classic forum as I think the user is writing about the Classic version and not the Cloud version. All done by Mod JSM)

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lightroom gray photos cant be deleted

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I have some gray photos in my catalog and none of them can be clicked on/deleted, edited and its really frustrating ? How do I fix this ?

 

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Feb 28, 2020

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Please show us a screen shot of what you are seeing on your screen.

 

Also what exact version of LR are you using? The Cloud Centric Lightroom or the traditional LR Classic and the exact version number.

You should also include the OS you are using and the exact version number of that too.

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Feb 29, 2020

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I had this frustrating problem too.

The Rikk Flohr method described by WobertC is one way to go - but you lose your catalogue for a while which isn't practical for many people.

If you can identify the rogue files on your hard drive (not in the LR catalogue) there is a clever little app called Trash It! which may help. I tried to delete a huge number of files when making a clean start with Time Machine. Some files simply would not delete no matter how I attacked them. Trash It! gobbled them up in a couple of minutes. Give it a try. You have nothing to lose.

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Feb 28, 2020

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You may be looking for "missing photos" where the underlying file has been moved or deleted.  In such a case LR doesn't know where it is so it can only show a preview.

Try right clicking and looking at file location, or try Library > Find All Missing Photos.

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The thing is I can't right click on these gray photos. I just want to delete them. I know how to find the missing files and have found them but these gray photos won't go away 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 28, 2020

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They are not 'missing' as is usually indicated by the [!], but the screen-clip and your description suggests "Ghost Images"!

Six months ago Rikk Flohr suggested a fix would be coming in a Lr-CLassic update:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/blank-thumbnails-showing-up-in-all-photograph...

Are you using Classic v9.2? If not do the update in the CC Desktop App.

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.4, Lightroom 3.4, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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Feb 29, 2020

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What is your OS?

 

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 9.4, PS 21.2.1; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.6; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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Hi David

I’m on Mac High Sierra 10.13.6, Lightroom Classic.

Regards

Richard

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