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Windchill 10.x Filevault .unreferenced good to manual delete ?

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Windchill 10.x Filevault .unreferenced good to manual delete ?

hi , we have windchill service 10.2  require freeup some space, at filevault   folder name as " .unreferenced " is  good to manual delete? there is use a lot space it  keep use unreferenced file 

appreciate help advice , thanks

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Re: Windchill 10.x Filevault .unreferenced good to manual delete ?

Absolutely not in that way.

 

You have to follow this article: https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS56539

 

If your file are in .unreferenced folder it depends on choice you made at point 5 of above article. 

Marco

Re: Windchill 10.x Filevault .unreferenced good to manual delete ?

Once a file has been moved to the .unreferenced folder it is no longer being used (or referenced) by Windchill and is safe to delete.  It may be a good idea to take a backup of these files before deleting them (in case you ever need to get one back.)  See this article for more info:  https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS24438

Re: Windchill 10.x Filevault .unreferenced good to manual delete ?

Already try from Object menu select "Remove Unreferenced Files", never select "move file instead deleting" , seems like is still keep file at vault .Unreferenced folder.  will backup before remove from  filevault

Re: Windchill 10.x Filevault .unreferenced good to manual delete ?

yea, thanks info,  will backup .unreferenced contents , before do necessary delete process.

Re: Windchill 10.x Filevault .unreferenced good to manual delete ?

ALWAYS select Move instead of Delete!!

Yes, it keeps the files in your vault, but it allows you to do a backup of the vault before committing to the delete.

I will do a move unreferenced files about 4 times a year. Let them sit on the .unreferenced folder for a while, then go in and delete the files from the folder. This allows IT to do their server backups and capture the unreferenced moved files before deleting them. I have never had to go back to IT and ask for a file to be restored! <Knock on wood>

 

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