All of my photos are on Google photos. They are stored using the free space with Google's quality rather than the original quality. There is a folder on my Google Drive that is called "Google Photos". Some photos but not all are in this Google Drive folder. I believe this folder was created automatically.
If I delete this entire folder, these photos disappear from Google Photos. At the same time, I don't want to keep a photos folder on Drive (after all, that is what Google Photos is for!). How do I have a clean Google Drive but still keep all my photos?
I've tried playing with the settings on Google Drive ("Create a Google Photos folder") and Google Photos ("Sync photos & videos from Google Drive") but no combination seems to achieve the desired result.
The accepted answer in Can I delete my Google Photos folder from my Google Drive? is incorrect by the way. I tried exactly that and it still deleted them on Google Photos (I had to restore the folder on Google Drive from the bin)