Import Handle 'Second Copy'?

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I'm using the option 'Second Copy' during importing files.

But I don't know how to delete become obsolete files? I mean is LR aware of the existence of those files? Do I have to delete those files inside LR, if so where can I find the location in 'Library Module'?

Or can I go straight into Explorer (Windows OS), -> Drivelettter\folder\subfolder (date-stamped) and remove the redundant files.

With regards, Martin
 
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After writing those "second copy" files, Lightroom forgets all about them, so you'll need to delete them using Explorer.

That said, they aren't a good backup for your images. The directory structure they are in does not match the directory structure that their Lightroom-maintained counterparts are in, so trying to restore them in case of disaster would be a very difficult process. The second copy process is meant to insure you have a second copy on disk long enough to properly back up your images and to feel safe in reformatting your card.
 
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Once created, Lightroom has no knowledge of those "Second Copy" files....so to delete them you must do it yourself using Finder/Explorer.
 
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Delete them yourself, once you are sure you have a proper back of the photos you want to keep.
 
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