I'm on Windows 10, and GIMP 2.10.10. Bit weird so bear with me for a second.

A few months ago I created a folder on my desktop named decode. Within the folder I placed a few files, including some images that I opened and edited or made with GIMP. A few days after that, I deleted the folder and all its contents.

For the next couple of weeks I noticed the folder kept reappearing on my desktop, empty, and I wasn't sure why. I thought it might've been windows's fault, but then I used Process Monitor to see if I could pin down the exact culprit.

It turns out, every time I open GIMP now, it creates the folder again.

Process Monitor log

This can probably be fixed by reinstalling GIMP, but I'm interested to know why this would happen in the first place. Should this be reported as a GIMP bug?

Thanks in advance.

  • Haven't you, at some point, set that exact folder as a working folder for GIMP? Or accepted it when suggested?
    – user931000
    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:56

1 Answer 1

  • Check Gimp's document history (File>Open recent>Document history) and see if there are still documents listed in that directory.

  • Check if the folder was added in the left side panel of the Open/Save file dialogs.

  • Check that in Edit>Preferences>Folders that this directory wasn't added to some Gimp config folders by mistake.

  • Indeed, it looks like I had added it as a font folder. Good call on that, and thanks for the answer. Dec 4, 2019 at 17:40

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