I imported all my photos into Lightroom 2 weeks ago (my 1st time using Lightroom), but did no work on them within Lightroom.
It was only when i imported them that i realized that i had 20,000 photos mostly scattered in meaningless folders.... and some of very poor quality.
So using Explorer i went through all my photos and deleted most of them, and stored all the remaining photos in meaningful folders.
Now i want to delete all information inside Lightroom, and begin afresh to import all my remaining
photos which are now stored in better order on my disk.
How can i delete everything from Lightroom.... especially all the thumbnail photos of the files i have deleted from my hard disk... as these seem to still exisit in Lightroom.
you are going to want to sync your folders, basically have lightroom go back into your hard disk and just sync it up with the changes you have now. the catalogues will then reflect exactly what you have now on your hard disk if you do it right!
to do so:
When you synchronize folders, you have the option of adding files that have been added to the folder but not imported into the catalog, removing files that have been deleted, and scanning for metadata updates. The photo files in the folder and all subfolders can be synchronized. You can determine which folders, subfolders, and files are imported.