Why do deleted Content Browser folders reappear?
Hi, When I delete a folder in the content browser a redirector will be created and I have only one map. Why does this happen? There is nothing "old" who needs to know the new location(only one map). After a restart of UE4, the deleted folders with the redirectors reappear in the content browser. It is realy annoying. How can i delete the folders for ever? "Fixup Redirectors in Folder" doesnt help, and I dont want to experiment with manual deletion in the explorer.
I cleaned up the post a bit due to an excessive number of answers, and wanted to provide an official update on this issue. This issue is currently in our system, UE-11796. It is being investigated by our developers; however, there is currently no timeline for when a fix will be released. Their efforts are currently heavily focused on high-priority crash and showstopper bugs. I will continue to provide updates regarding this issue as they become available.
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answered Jul 21 '16 at 12:38 PM
Sean L ♦♦ STAFF
What the ... it's still occuring really??!
answered Dec 13 '16 at 01:50 PM
So, although it's not a fix to the engine itself, I've found a way to permanently delete the folders/content from the content browser so we can all avoid that clutter. Open up your project folder wherever it's located on your PC, mine is in my documents folder within the file explorer. Go into your content folder within your project and adjust your folders from within there. Deleted folders will stay deleted, moved folders will remain moved to their new locations without duplicating folders, etc.. I've tested on engines 4.11 - 4.14, this method works on them all. I don't know if anyone else has been doing this, but I didn't see it posted as a solution, even if it is just a temporary solution until the engine is fixed.
Again, it's not a fix to the engine itself, it's just a "desktop fix" that will help maintain that clutter within your project. Hope this helps.
answered Jan 29 '17 at 01:14 PM
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