Deleting Non-Essential Files

  Deleting Non-Essential Files.

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When you compile, close, and edit project files, many non-essential files are created. For example, when you process a project you can generate backup files, closed data files, and plot files. These files are non-essential because they can always be regenerated from the data files and project files. Since these files are non-essential and since they can take up considerable disk space, the Project Manager allows you to selectively delete these files.


To delete non-essential files, select the "File|Clean Disk" option from the menu bar. The program will then present the "Non-Essential Files" dialog box. The dialog box examines the project and looks for non-essential files that are associated with the project. The dialog box displays the number of bytes of disk space each type of non-essential file uses.


There are four types of non-essential files:


Backup Files

Closed Data Files

Sub-Plot Files

The Main Plot File


To select any of these types of files for deletion, click on the check box to the right of each file type. The program will then display all the selected files in the list box. When you are satisfied with the files you have selected, click on the "Delete" button, and the files will be removed from the disk.