1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 23, 2017 6:19 PM by Michael J. Hoffman

    delete files from disk (Mac)

    shane_wonder

      Hi all, I work with a Mac and installed the latest version of LR CC.

      I wil delete files i have marked with a black flag. When I go to photo and choose the latest button ( not accepted files delete) the file wile be removed in LR but not on my harddisk??????

       

      And that is just what I want al the black flag files off my harddisk.

       

      Who can help me??

       

      Thx

        • 1. Re: delete files from disk (Mac)
          Michael J. Hoffman Adobe Community Professional

          HI Shane,

           

          Your explanation is a little unclear, but let me start with what I think you mean:

           

          1. Mark some photos as "rejected" (black flag, press "X").

          2. Choose Photo > Delete Rejected Photos

          3. You get this dialog box:

          2017-02-23_21-10-14.png

           

          4. You click "Remove" and the files are no longer in your Lightroom catalog, but they are still on the hard disk.

           

          Is that right?

           

          I think the easiest way to locate the files that have been deleted from the Catalog would be to re-import them. Choose your folder, and in Lightroom, right click the folder and choose "Synchronize Folder:"

           

          2017-02-23_21-15-28.png

           

          Now you will be able to re-import the images. While you have the photos in "Previous Import," reject them all once again (black flag - X). Now, repeat Step 1,2,3 above, but this time choose "Delete from Disk."

           

          Does that help?

           

          Mike

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