Lightroom CC: Is it possible to UN-migrate?

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The User chose to Migrate into Lr CC but has now realised that he only wants to store Smart Previews + metadata in the Cloud but not his full-resolution originals.

How does one UN-migrate?
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Ann Shelbourne

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Posted 11 months ago

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Don Hodapp

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This is a repeat comment.  

When I first installed LR Classic and PS 2018 on my Macs they were squirrelly - things just didn't seem to work right.  I then uninstalled the previous versions and reinstalled LR Classic and PS 2018.  They've both worked fine since then.  This is something I never had to do before.
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Ann Shelbourne

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I usually do use the Uninstaller (inside the App folder) but the Cloud seems to do it effectively too.
I find that it is usually necessary to trash the Prefs as well when installing new full upgrades.

Meanwhile . . . if anyone know how to UN-migrate from Lr CC, I have a colleague who is anxious for an answer.

I am wondering if un-installing Lr CC totally (including its Prefs  and possibly his Lr CC catalogue) would un-couple the Migration?
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Hi Ann,

Yes, there is a way to delete your Lightroom Library. Before you do this be sure you have all your original images safely backed up because you will not be able to get them back.

That being said,

1. go to https://lightroom.adobe.com
2. Click on the Lightroom icon in the top left corner
3. Click on Account Info
4. Click the button in the middle of the screen that says "Delete Lightroom Library" 

This will delete your images from all devices and the cloud. 

I repeat, there is no going back so be sure you backed up your original images.
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Ann Shelbourne

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Thank you Rick so much for responding: I will pass your advice on to my colleague.