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My Pictures ~ The pics I'm trying to delete are Multiplying!


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:whistling:

Please forgive me if I am in the wrong place!!

I've been trying to delete a small group of pics out of "My Pictures" and each time I delete them, 10 more of what I just deleted appear!

At this point 12 pictures have multiplied into about 350 pictures! How can I delete them without making them multiply more!

Thanks in Advance for any help!
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Do you have any pictures in the same folder you need to keep?
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The pictures aren't in a folder..... They are just loose in My Pictures
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Do you need any of them
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Hmm... Do any need any of the loose pictures in "My Pictures??" .. No I dont need any of those.. But I need all the folders that are in My Pictures.

I hope I am making sense!
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Open My Pictures, click edit, click select all, everything then has a blue border, press and hold the ctrl button, move the cursor over anything you want to keep, the blue border goes

Move the cursor to any of the ones you want to delete, if the blue border goes, move the cursor away them move it back to it, then right click it, click delete, confirm

You will then have only the ones which had the blue border removed
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im curious do you have another folder duplicated with same pictures or same name

because they may replace themselves should one be deleted years ago i seen something similar but didnt think much of it then
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Ok I did that... And it looks like it worked!

Any Idea how this happened?? So I can avoid doing it again :whistling:

Thanks again for all of your help
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Not that you have anything to try this on now :whistling:

Hold the shift key, move the cursor over anything you need to delete, then right click one, click delete, confirm

They should not multiply using shift instead of ctrl
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Got it!

I really appreciate your help! :whistling:
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No problem
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was just able to clean up TWO YEARS worth of pictures.
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