8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2017 2:12 PM by dj_paige

    Duplicates in LR6

    Mick Medley

      I have somehow or other imported the same photos into LR therefore now have duplicates, if I delete one of these both get deleted,

      Is there any way I can delete 1 of each of the duplicates but leave one in the catalogue

       

      Any help would be appreciated

        • 2. Re: Duplicates in LR6
          dj_paige Level 9

          https://forums.adobe.com/people/Mick+Medley  wrote

           

          I have somehow or other imported the same photos into LR therefore now have duplicates, if I delete one of these both get deleted,

          Is there any way I can delete 1 of each of the duplicates but leave one in the catalogue

           

          Any help would be appreciated

          Are the duplicates "virtual copies"? That's one way I can think of where deleting one deletes both.

           

          Are the duplicates in a collection and in "All Photographs"? This is not a duplicate in the usual sense of the word, this is the same photo being shown in multiple views, and if you delete the photo in one view, it will be deleted in all views.

           

          Can you show us a screen capture of an example of one pair of "duplicates" as you view them in Lightroom?

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          • 3. Re: Duplicates in LR6
            Mick Medley Level 1

            They are not virtual copies, not in a collection but in a folder inside my original folder and there is only one copy in "All Photographs"

             

            I cannot do a screen capture, I think what happened was that I imported from a CF card and the import stopped part way through, when I tried to import again it imported the same photos again as well as those that had not been imported before, hence the file inside my main folder which I have named duplicates

             

            Hopefully I have explained this in a way you can understand.

            • 4. Re: Duplicates in LR6
              wobertc Adobe Community Professional

              a folder inside my original folder

              Can you check if you have the option checked on to- "Show Photos in sub-folders"  under the 'Library' menu.

              This option results in two different views in the folder panel- This has caused some beginners to believe the photos exist twice.

              ScreenShot330.jpg  ScreenShot329.jpg

              • 5. Re: Duplicates in LR6
                Mick Medley Level 1

                Hi

                Yes I did have Show photos in sub folders checked but if I uncheck this it makes no difference, it looks like i may just have to live with  folder entitled duplicates within my main folder, I named it duplicates to identify them,

                • 6. Re: Duplicates in LR6
                  joefry99 Adobe Community Professional

                  Take two images alleged to be duplicates of one another. For each, right click, then "Show in Explorer" - are the both the exact same file in the exact same folder?  That might help get to an understanding of what's going on.

                  • 7. Re: Duplicates in LR6
                    Mick Medley Level 1

                    If I show both in Finder they are the same file, I have tried to move and LR tells me a file with that name already exists, I have tried saving as a different name but still they will not move

                    • 8. Re: Duplicates in LR6
                      dj_paige Level 9

                      Take two images alleged to be duplicates of one another. For each, right click, then "Show in Explorer" - are the both the exact same file in the exact same folder?  That might help get to an understanding of what's going on.

                      but in a folder inside my original folder and there is only one copy in "All Photographs"

                      Can you be much more specific about where in Lightroom are these two identical photos? Is one in a folder and one in "All Photographs"? Or are they in two folders? Describe so we can understand what you are seeing, or show us screen captures.