path malfunctioning after pressing object > expand
(I am using the cc 2019 version windows)
using my pen tool I created a path, in which I wanted to alter something and therefore I used the expand option for it. This led to my path creating new unwanted anchor points on the stroke area. In other words when I try to alter the path it only lets me select the circumference, while the actual anchor point went missing and the pen tool is unable to make any changes to it.
In the picture below it is shown everything I explained above
Ive been trying to find a solution to it for hours and I ended up here. Any help would be much appreciated.
So far there is no way to de-expand strokes back to live strokes. There is a feature request about it though — https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/44614782-convert-expanded-strokes-back-to-live-strokes
As for extra points Illustrator adds upon expanding, near the former corners — these are parts of miter joints used for strokes.
Unwanted points you mention and show are normal in this scenario.
But I don't get what is the actual problem you are having.