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Library module Remove Missing Photos From One Folder

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Lightroom has Library:Find All Missing Photos. Is it possible to find all missing photos in a specific folder? That is, select a folder then find missing photos only in that folder and/or sub-folders.

I keep my jpgs and raw photos in different top level folders. I review and delete the jpg pictures. I'm writing a program to delete the corresponding raw files. They will then be missing photos. It would be a lot quicker to find missing photos in one folder instead of searching for all missing photos. It would also reduce the risk of removing accidentally missing photos by keeping the search to folders where photos are expected to be missing.
 
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"Find Missing Photos" only works on the entire Library.
It is problematic that you keep the JPGs and RAWs in separate folders.
IF they were in the same folder (and in the same LrC folder in the Catalog) as adjacent images, it would be fairly easy to scroll through the 'Missing List' report, and [Right-Click] one photo to [Go to Folder in Library]. Then you see only the one folder of missing images and their accompanying RAWs (not missing).
 
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"Find Missing Photos" only works on the entire Library.
It is problematic that you keep the JPGs and RAWs in separate folders.
IF they were in the same folder (and in the same LrC folder in the Catalog) as adjacent images, it would be fairly easy to scroll through the 'Missing List' report, and [Right-Click] one photo to [Go to Folder in Library]. Then you see only the one folder of missing images and their accompanying RAWs (not missing).
I keep them separate due to software that had problems with the raw files in the same folder. I have years of jpgs that have been deleted but the raw files still hang around. Now that I'm using Lightroom to edit jpg files, I have to use published collections for the edited jpg files used in other software. Since both the jpg and raw files are in the same catalog, I can combine them in collections. That may be the way to do my deleting in the future.

After I have my program working, I will run it for one year of folders at a time so the Find All Missing will be OK. It just takes a long time for Lightroom to scan all my pictures rather than just one folder.
 
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You can try moving the RAW file into the folders containing the derivative JPEGs Missing RAW files can not be moved and in the destination folder, paired RAW & JPEG folder will sort together. Lone RAW files will then stick out and can be identified and removed.
No programming required.
 
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Lightroom has Library:Find All Missing Photos. Is it possible to find all missing photos in a specific folder? That is, select a folder then find missing photos only in that folder and/or sub-folders.
I may be missing the point here, but if they're under the same parent folder, then yes. Right-click on the folder > Synchronize Folder but don't go through with the Synchronize - there's just a Show Missing Photos button in that dialog that will run Find All Missing Photos just in that folder structure.
 
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