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Bug 214239 - Unable to remove entered folder from 'Libraries Folder' text field for Java Project. No remove option
Summary: Unable to remove entered folder from 'Libraries Folder' text field for Java P...
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Project (show other bugs)
Version: 7.1.2
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Zezula
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-14 20:53 UTC by ps3587
Modified: 2019-01-29 19:32 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description ps3587 2012-06-14 20:53:08 UTC
In a Netbeans Java project, I right clicked on a project and selected Properties and the Libraries tab. I then accidently selected Browse and selected a folder which then appeared in the 'Libraries Folder' text box. I should have selected the 'Add JAR/Folder' button.

This stopped my project from building. I was unable to return the 'Libraries Folder' text box to its default state which was Blank in my project. 

The discussions held and subsequent work around is documented in This involved manually editing the project.xml file. No one was able to suggest a way to remove the incorrectly entered value using the UI.

A remove button needs adding to this part of the UI.
Comment 1 Petr Somol 2012-06-15 09:29:56 UTC
Tomas, is this within Java Project infrastructure or general Project infrastructure ?
Comment 2 Martin Balin 2016-07-07 07:16:44 UTC
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.

Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss
Comment 3 robross0606 2019-01-29 19:32:58 UTC
This ABSOLUTELY still exists as a problem.  I'm not sure why Martin Balin would suggest it isn't.  Once you add a "Libraries Folder" it is literally impossible to get rid of it from the UI without manually messing with both build-impl.xml.

This is still true even in Netbeans 10.