Deleting images from snagit library without deleting saved files

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When I take a screenshot, I will save it to a PNG file (Ctrl-S) in one of my Windows directories.  After doing a lot of these, I went back to my library to get rid of all of the files/captures.
But, when I delete the files from the library it also deletes the files in the directory where I saved it.  What the heck is up with that?
I just want to get rid of the stuff in the SnagIt library.
How do I do this so that my saved files are not also deleted.
I am using version 13.1.6 on Windows 10 x64
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Joe Morgan

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When you delete the image you need to choose "Remove From Library"


Delete removes them from there location on the computer also.

Regards,Joe
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Thanks Joe!
That did the trick. However, I did find a caveat to this.
The "Remove from Library" option works IF the files are still located in the same directory to which they were saved.
If I move the files to a different directory, then I cannot get rid of the *.png *.jpg entries that remain in the library.
I tried Ctrl-Del, Shift-Del, Alt-Del, Cut, Remove From Library.
I tried stopping/starting SnagIt. I rebooted and still the entries will not go away.
The only thing I can think of that might work is deleting the DataStore directory but I am not yet ready to try that.
Well at least they are not taking up space.

Thanks for the solution Joe!
Rick

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I've had the same issue with broken links in the library. I simply restored the files to their original location and then removed the library image. After that, I put the files, via Windows Explorer, where I wanted them. If you right-click on a library image and select 'Details' you will know where 'SnagIt Editor' thinks the files should be.
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One way you could work past this would be to take any image and save it to the expected location using the expected file name. Then perform the steps davidlambert suggested to eradicate the entry in the library.
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You can remove multiple images by clicking on an image and then 'Ctrl-click' on individual images or click an image and then 'Shift-click' on another one to select all in between and then select 'Remove from library.' It is also possible to click and drag over a range of images. If the files you want to remove from the library are not contiguous, you can select a range of files and then 'Ctrl-click and drag' to select more. See the short videos in this link.

https://1drv.ms/a/s!AuUw84o3Xy6Ri-0Gu26BjkMOoe4K8A
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