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How to remove video from Cloud only in LR Classic?

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simon-prince.uk

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Hi,

With any photo in your LR Classic catalog, which has arrived via the cloud, you can use the "Remove from All Synced Photographs" option to remove the photo from the cloud but still retained the file in your local catalog.

How to do this with video files?

I note that the video files that have synchronized through the cloud, don't display in the "All Synced Photographs" catalog folder.
They also don't display the "Synced with Lightroom" icon in the top right of the thumbnail.
Despite this, I can see changes to the flags, or descriptions continue to update between LR Classic and LR Cloud for these video files, so they are being synchronized.

So how can remove a video file from the cloud to free up online space, but retain the local version in my catalog?

The only thing I can think of, is to use the "Remove from Lightroom" option, which will delete the file from the local catalog and the cloud (but not from the local Disk), then manually import / add the video file back into the local catalog.

Surely, there must be a better / proper method other than this?

Simon.
 
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You don't need to remove them from LrC. Once you've see them safely in LrC, you just delete them from the cloud (using LrWeb or Cloudy or LriOS).
I'd suggest just use the web interface :

lightroom.adobe.com

Use the Filter (Search) to identify Video
 
Or install Lightroom desktop as well and use that.
 
I'd suggest just use the web interface :

lightroom.adobe.com

Use the Filter (Search) to identify Video
I have no problems finding the videos, I just need to remove them from the "cloud" only.
Would deleting the video file from any of the Lightroom Cloud applications, synchronise that deletion to LR Classic also?
 
Yes, though "delete" here means removal from synced collections in LRC, not delete from LRC.
 
The best workaround I see to do this is, once synced with LrC (and therefore stored somewhere locally) is to export the videos from LrC (or copy them outside of LrC) to an other local folder, remove them from the cloud then reimport them into LrC.
 
You don't need to remove them from LrC. Once you've see them safely in LrC, you just delete them from the cloud (using LrWeb or Cloudy or LriOS).
 
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