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How to delete folder from Lightroom 3 and Hard drive

 
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Aug 30, 2010 13:43 |  #1

How do you completely delete folder from Lightroom 3 and Hard drive?

When I click remove, it will only delete the folder from LR 3 but not the hard drive.

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Aug 30, 2010 14:01 |  #2

Do you not get the option to remove from catalogue or remove from disc?


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Aug 30, 2010 14:30 |  #3

Try removing the images first.

Then, another thing that can hang things up is if you have non-image files in the folder. That may cause LR to not delete the folder from the disk drive. If that's the case you may have to delete the non-image files in the browser. You can quickly see that in LR by right-clicking on the folder in LR and choosing to View it in Explorer (or the Mac equivalent).


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Aug 30, 2010 14:35 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #4

I don't think LR will delete folders and for good reason. They are trying to eliminate you from making a BIG mistake! What if you have other files besides imported images in it? Then you would delete that too!

Instead, right click on the folder and click Show in Explorer, then delete from there. Go back to LR and remove it from the catalog.


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Aug 30, 2010 14:38 |  #5

I'm sure if the folder is empty it will let you (I'm sure I've done it)


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Aug 30, 2010 14:54 |  #6

In2Photos wrote in post #10817782 (external link)
I don't think LR will delete folders and for good reason.

Yes, it will, but only if they are empty.

Highlight a folder.
Right click.

If it's not empty, you get this:

IMAGE: http://img.skitch.com/20100830-q76xkb1fcsyritgf91skmurpgd.jpg

Then this:

IMAGE: http://img.skitch.com/20100830-qkx66b45j6u9nqam2x8xtk7kxu.jpg

Instead, first select all images, hit backspace:

IMAGE: http://img.skitch.com/20100830-gyermw2rkwnmry63s7t2wgr4xf.jpg

Choose "Delete from disk"

Then right click the (now empty) folder.

You get these two options (notice there's no dialog ("...") for "Remove")

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Aug 30, 2010 15:43 |  #7

René Damkot wrote in post #10817889 (external link)
Yes, it will, but only if they are empty.

Well I stand corrected then!

Then right click the (now empty) folder.

You get these two options (notice there's no dialog ("...") for "Remove")

QUOTED IMAGE

I think this is where Adobe needs to get their act together. Why is it not the same wording as with images? Why is there remove and delete with images, but only remove for folders?


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Aug 30, 2010 17:38 |  #8

Well, probably because they didn't want to make it too easy to accidentally trash a bunch of (nested) folders ;)


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Aug 30, 2010 17:40 |  #9

René Damkot wrote in post #10818793 (external link)
Well, probably because they didn't want to make it too easy to accidentally trash a bunch of (nested) folders ;)

hogwash! If theya re checking for empty an folder why not just have it then say Delete instead of Remove? What is so hard about that?


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