Lightroom Cloud Storage Questions

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Hi,

I recently returned to Lightroom Classic from Lightroom CC, and I have some questions about the cloud storage.

1. I am currently syncing just shy of 5k Smart Previews via Lightroom Classic, 67 presets via Lightroom CC Desktop, and 2 plugins via Adobe Creative Cloud. It says I am taking up 22.74 GB of space, but that doesn't seem right. I even just deleted about a gigabyte of files from Adobe Creative Cloud, and that number still hasn't changed. Can anyone provide some insight here?

2. The photography plan that I was on before switching to LRCC was $10 a month for unlimited Smart Preview storage. It seems that the new plans now limit to 20GB of storage, but I've also heard that Smart Previews from Classic may not count against that. Is that true?
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Jon Anscher

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john beardsworth

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Smart previews don't count against the 20gb.

22.74 GB. Have you looked in the Deleted folder at https://assets.adobe.com/deleted? What about originals that you synced when you were using LRCC? You could select some of them in All Synced Photos (in CLassic) and hit delete , which will remove them from Adobe's server (and from any synced collections). Just try a few to see if it's the issue.
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I guess I should have clarified a bit about my transition back. In order to transition back, I deleted all of the photos in my Lightroom Cloud (so it went from 560 some GB down to 0 GB, then I turned syncing back on in Classic and individually selected a handful of albums (about 5k total photos) to sync.

I've not heard about that deleted link you shared, so thanks for that suggestion.
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John, you hit the nail on the head. I permanently deleted the items in that deleted folder and now I'm using about 8.5GB. That sounds more like it.

Thanks!