I use LR Classic and dont have LRCC installed. Recently I was prompted to Optimise Catalogue and having done so, all photos (inadvertantly) previously synced (to where I know not) disappeared from their collections. I was able to painstakingly put them all (nearly 3000) back into their appropriate collections from the All Synced Photographs folder (they are still appearing there), but fear this will happen again when LR wants to Optimise Catalogues again in the future.
I have made sure Sync Photos option is now turned off but would like to remove all photos from or completely delete the All Synced Photos folder. Should I do this and if I did would it remove them from their collections again or worse, remove them from LR classic alogether?
Any advice greatly appreciated.
Optimize catalog should not remove photos from their collections, so this is probably a coincidence. Something else must have gone wrong.
If you remove a photo from 'All Synched Photos', then that photo will also be removed from any synced collection, so this might do the opposite from what you want. The best option is to check the collections and make sure they are not synced. If a collection is synced (as seen by the small lightning in front of the name), then uncheck that option.