LIGHTROOM - How to filter videos where the "The video file is missing" ?

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My workflow means I import both my stills and video directly into Lr when returning home from an assignment. I then edit stills in Lr, but I review and edit video in a separate 3rd party program.

When I review the video in the 3rd party software, I delete the "dud" video files direct from the disk, which means that in Lightroom I have a mix of still useful video files, plus numerous "dud" videos files where the actual footage has been deleted but Lr still displays the video in the Library along with the message "The video file is missing"

Is there a simple way to filter just to those "The video file is missing" files, so that I can delete the them from my Lr catalog please?

Thanks in advance
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Edward

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Posted 2 years ago

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Run Library>Find All Missing Photos. This will create a collection in your Catalog panel that shows the missing items in your catalog. Click on the collection. Go to Grid view and activate the Library Filter [ \ ]. Choose Attribute. Select the far right icon to show only Videos.  Review and delete as necessary. 
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Edward

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Many thanks Rikk. That solved it.
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Niala

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I believe You can create a dynamic collection
(not a simple collection. Forgot the English nomenclature of it) based on rules formulated in the answer by Edward.
Then once in a wile You can clean up - but be carefull each time :-l) )