Fresh installations of QGIS 3.0.x systematically create a "palettes" folder in c:/ on Windows. Even if you delete it, it gets recreated after every restart/reinstall of QGIS.

Any trick to get rid of this folder once and for good? Or at least to change the path in which it is created?

  • So it does... Interesting. May 17, 2018 at 10:40
  • I have not experienced this same issue, and I manage QGIS installations on about two dozen Windows machines. Is your installation from the standalone installer or OSGEO4W?
    – jcarlson
    Jun 10, 2018 at 15:45
  • I suggest you submit a bug report.
    – user2856
    Jun 12, 2018 at 4:51
  • This happened to me also. I was just installing 3.0.3 version.
    – Jost Hobic
    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:42
  • Also creates a pallettes folder on server drives as well. Jun 25, 2018 at 6:42

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It was reported the issue as a bug and it was fixed in QGIS 3.2 before. Bug report #19534


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