Lightroom: Creating a slide show created a copy of my pictures. How can I delete them?

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I was trying to create a slide show and in the process LR created a copy of all pictures. How can I delete the copies only without going through the library and delete about 1500 copies manually?
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Reinhard Thomas

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John Dawson

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sort by date created - that should give you them all in one block?
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Unless I miss something, by default the slideshow that you created just references the pictures that you've included, it is just a light weight construction like the collections. It is the same as other Lightroom creations (books, web galleries).
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Paul Plak

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What about using undo ? If you created digital copies of your files, this works if you do it immediately.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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I bet you had the Create Virtual Copies checkbox checked when you saved the slideshow, so filtering for VC's would get you most of the way.
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Hi Guys,
thanks for all your good advice. I have solved my problem by filtering all pictures with the words "Copy 1" and deleted these copies all at once.