Lightroom 3: How do I edit a slideshow I've exported?

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Help please. I created and saved a video slideshow with Lightroom 3 to my desktop. It is an MP4 video that opens with Windows Media Player. My problem is that it is too long and I need to delete some of the photos in the slideshow but I can't figure out how to do that without recreating the entire presentation. How can I delete some of the photos but keep everything else the same?
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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What's so difficult in removing those images from the presentation and then exporting it again? Just open the presentation in Lightroom, select the images that you don't want in the film strip and press the delete key. That will remove them from the presentation collection.
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I don't see it in Lightroom anymore.  It's just on my desktop.  When I open it, it plays but there is no film strip display to delete individual photos as when it's in Lightroom.  I can't see how to do anything except play it or delete the entire presentation and start over again which I don't want to do since it is over 1,700 photos.
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I don't believe that an exported slide show can be edited. I found the simplest way is to delete the first video file, and then make a new video using the images that you want to use. 
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You would need to find those 1700 photos again and export the slideshow again.

With earlier versions of LR, like your version 3, the best way was to save the pictures as a collection because the collection would both record which pictures you had used, and would quietly remember what slideshow settings had been applied to it. So when you find the 1700 pictures and do the slideshow, remember to save them as a collection.

With later versions (from 5?) the slideshow workspace prompts you to do this, and it saves the slideshow in the collections panel with a different icon.