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Unable to delete photos

Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Lightroom version 5.0 on Mac OS 12.0.1 on MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019).

 

Problem: I open Lightroom and delete a photo by selecting it and hitting the backspace key. This works only for a random (short) amount of time. Instead of deleting the photo, Lightroom then just greys it out. Right click on the photo and the 'Delete Photo' is also greyed out. The photo is also present in the bin, but clicking the trash can has no effect. The only solution is to restart Lightroom, at which point the 'deleted' photos are no longer greyed out or in the bin. I am currently having to restart Lightroom every few minutes to be able to manage my catalogue which is not productive. 

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Nov 30, 2021 Nov 30, 2021

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I'm having the same problem, any luck finding a solution? 

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2021 Dec 01, 2021

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Nothing yet, sorry 😞

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Community Expert ,
Nov 30, 2021 Nov 30, 2021

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Mine is doing this too. I suspect Monterey - I've been having quirky problems since upgrading. 

Melissa Piccone | Adobe Trainer | Online Courses Author | Fine Artist

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2021 Dec 11, 2021

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I'm having the same problem just after I did the update! It's so frustrating!

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New Here ,
Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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I have been having this issue for a while. It is really annoying when culling large amounts of photos to realize that LR has not been deleting photos for a while. And then I have to restart LR and go back to make sure it deleted everything.

 

Please fix this! 

 

I am using Lightroom 5.1 on Mac OS 12.0.1 on Mac Mini M1 2020. 

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Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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same problem here too. I have three different Macbooks - 2019, 2021, and 2023 and the same problem has occurred in lightroom.

 

For me, I actually have a couple dozen photos in the Deleted folder, but the "permanently delete" button is greyed out. AND, in my recent photos, the items i'm trying to delete simply grey out, and never even make it to the Deleted folder.

 

What's odd too is that this issue seems intermittent - there have been times were I have successfully sent items to the deleted folder (!! Success !!) AND permanently deleted them ( !! Amazing !!). But lately success in this area is less common. 

 

Anyway this issue needs a resolution from Adobe. We're paying too much money to be facing such a basic problem. Boo. 

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