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missing photos

Aug 21, 2021
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Classic version: 10.4
Operating System
  1. macOS 10.14 Mojave
I am tracking down missing photos. I must have deleted some of them previously but not in lightroom--rather from the hard drive they existed on but outside of LR. I still want to delete them but LR only gives me 4 options--remove photo, remove selected photo, remove photo from catalog, remove from LR. Does it matter which one I choose? Thanks in advance.
Jul 2, 2015
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
If the photo is already deleted from disk, then remove from catalog is all you need to do.