Lightroom: Exporting web gallery folders do not replace existing folder contents

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I'm finding that when I export a web gallery and overwrite an existing gallery (folder) non-updated contents nested in folders of the previous folder remains.

I'm using LR 4.3 (on a Mac) and exporting using the Turning Gate web gallery.

My workflow example is that I choose to export a gallery that overwrites an existing gallery folder which contains folders of images labeled Photos and Thumbnails (the folders have contents). The newly exported gallery does not include any images (I choose Use Selected Photos but have none selected). LR asks me if I want to overwrite the existing folder and I click OK (the plugin will generate the Photos and Thumbnail folders regardless of whether images have been selected for the gallery).

When the new folder is opened the Photos and Thumbnails folders have the images from the previous gallery. Why would this happen if I choose to overwrite the existing folder?

On a Mac the result of replacing one folder with another has always been a total replacement of the existing folder, not a merging. It would be nice if this function in Lightroom on a Mac was similar to how replacing and overwriting works in the rest of the Mac OS.
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