Replicating photos

  chews 21:06 18 Jul 2007
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Hi folks,
Can anyone tell me why, when I delete photos that I no longer want on my hard disc, they keep popping back up, again and again. Its driving me bananas. I must have 6 or more copies of the same photo X a lot.

  skidzy 21:31 18 Jul 2007

Once deleted....are you emptying the recycle bin.

No direct answer im afraid.

  chews 22:28 18 Jul 2007

Hi skidzy, thanks for quick reply.
No, I did not empty the recycle bin. I'll try doing that & see if it solves the problem.

  HCOOH 23:12 18 Jul 2007

Do you hold control down when you highlight the pics?

  chews 23:21 18 Jul 2007

Yes, to get rid of them in bulk I've used Ctrl.

  chews 23:24 18 Jul 2007

Further to my last post. As fast as they're being deleted, a little box is indicating that they are being replaced.

  HCOOH 23:33 18 Jul 2007

When you use control it can do this, there is supposed to be a way to use control and not get copies. I usually end up with loads of copies also.

  acxxxx 01:01 19 Jul 2007

The "little box indicating they are being replaced" is it a windows box or a third party software box?

  Kate B 01:13 19 Jul 2007

When you hold down the control key and click and if your finger slips, you'll end up copying the ones you've highlighted. Annoying - I do it all the time.

  chews 08:30 19 Jul 2007

Hi acxxxx,
I'm pretty sure its a windows box.
I have got rid of all the excess ones now by painstakingly deleting them one by one. There were 676, now my original 208. It took ages.

  chews 08:33 19 Jul 2007

Hi Kate,
I have never been aware of doing this but I'll watch out in future. It is really infuriating.

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