I am relatively new using magento, and I'm having issues removing/editing the left and right columns. I have the columns enabled, and trying to remove the pictures/links that are defaulted in those sections. My widgets that are enabled for my columns are not overwriting that script.
Yesterday I was making headway with editing this, with the app>design>default>default>design>frontend>template files. Now those files disappeared but were not deleted. I copied the files from another skin and began working on those, but there seems to be some missing as there are not as many as there were.