I couldn't find the solution in the forums. so creating new discussion.
I have Smart Previews, 1:1 and catalog Previews "lrdata" file of size around 20GB. I want to delete or reduce the size of this file as I no longer need previews for my whole old photos (I will build the previews again for the new photos import). I have discarded all the Previews from Lightroom. But still the size of lrdata remains same.
I read in the forums that I can't delete these lrdata files. Is there anyway to reduce the size?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Smart Previews are stored in a package ending 'Smart Previews.lrdata'
To reduce the size of the standard preview folder you'll need to discard 1:1 previews. Fortunately, this can be done on a folder by folder basis.
Thanks for reply Ian.
I have selected the main folder where I stored all the years of photos and discarded the previews. Didn't work.
I will try selecting each sub folder and discard the previews again. will update if that works.