3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 16, 2015 5:06 AM by trshaner

    Can I delete photos from my hard disk to free up space, but keep the previews in the Catalogue for searching? If so, what is the best way to do this?


      Hi Everyone!


      I am currently running out of hard drive space and want to free some up. My Lightroom Catalogue has grown rather large and probably should be partitioned at this point, but I haven't gotten around to it quite yet.

      What I would like to do now, however, is delete some photo folders from the last few years which I have already backed-up, but keep the previews in lightroom for searching since I end up going back to them quite often. Is there an easy way to do this? I am using Lightroom 5.7 on Windows 8.1.


      Any help would be appreciated!