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Folder can't be removed from catalog

LEGEND ,
May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024

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The folder "Pictures" can't be removed from this catalog.  To reproduce on LR 13.3 / Mac OS 14.5:

 

1. Create a user "john" and log in to "john" (i.e. so there's a folder /Users/john/Pictures).

 

2. Download and open this catalog in LR:

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/tchglhe8yrowhgxrsnbvo/remove-folder-bug.zip?rlkey=hxgsnavsrh7gcjbeje2... 

 

3. Observe the Folders panel shows just Pictures and no subfolders:

johnrellis_0-1716679425713.png

 

4. Right-click Pictures in the Folders panel and do Remove. Observe the task Removing Folder appears in the progress bar but never finishes:

johnrellis_0-1716670580192.png

 

The Pictures folder remains in the Folders panel, and when you exit LR you get:

johnrellis_3-1716679989522.png

 

5. Log in as some user other than "john", download and open the catalog above, and observe that the Pictures folder has a subfolder Lightroom marked as missing:

johnrellis_2-1716679640579.png

 

6. Right-click Pictures and do Remove. Observe that it is removed from the catalog.

 

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This catalog is a stripped-down copy of one of my main catalogs, with all the photos and other folders removed.

 

This isn't as-designed behavior, for two reasons:

 

1. It can't be as-designed that Remove hangs.

 

2. If you create a new catalog and import a photo from Pictures, you can remove the  photo and then the Pictures folder from the catalog.


Tested on LR 13.3 / Mac OS 14.5 using a virgin Mac OS virtual machine on Parallels.

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LEGEND ,
May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024

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@Rikk Flohr: Photography, please consider moving to Bugs (I accidentally posted in Discussions).

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Adobe Employee ,
May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024

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I moved it back - see my other post. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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LEGEND ,
May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024

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@Rikk Flohr: Photography, testing on a virgin Mac OS virtual machine, I discovered the bad behavior occurs only if you're logged in to Mac OS as a user "john".  So on your Mac, create "john", log in, and repeat the edited bug-recipe steps above.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024

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I cannot replicate this. The folder is removed with no issue. 
Before remove:

Screenshot 2024-05-25 at 4.04.52 PM.png
After Remove:

Screenshot 2024-05-25 at 4.04.43 PM.png

  

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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