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aaronmclay 2010-01-11 08:13 PM

Starting (over) Fresh - How do I delete a database?
 
Hi Gang,

I want to start over this new years and delete my Omnifocus database and start fresh. I have so much unprocessed and old information in the database that I hardly open the application any more.

How do I delete my entire library (after a back up, of course) so that I can start fresh, like a new user?

Thank,

Aaron.

whpalmer4 2010-01-11 09:08 PM

After you've got a backup, simply delete the OmniFocus.ofocus file found in Library/Application Support/OmniFocus in your home directory. If you want to clear all the settings as well, you can remove Library/Preferences/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus.plist

lastgasp 2010-01-17 08:21 PM

[QUOTE=whpalmer4;71706]After you've got a backup, simply delete the OmniFocus.ofocus file found in Library/Application Support/OmniFocus in your home directory. If you want to clear all the settings as well, you can remove Library/Preferences/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus.plist[/QUOTE]

Hope you won't mind a related question here. I have multiple regular OF backups. I plan to keep my existing .ofocus file, but delete a bunch of fallow projects and notes from the current database and have a clean, current OF system.

If in a few weeks I find I need something from the archive, how do I open the appropriate backup file, copy what I need, and paste it into the current, clean system?

Thanks!

whpalmer4 2010-01-17 09:08 PM

To retrieve something from a backup, just double-click on the backup file with OmniFocus already running. OmniFocus will open the backup file in a separate window, and you can just drag and drop whatever you want back into your production database. Hard to get much easier than that!

lastgasp 2010-01-18 06:07 AM

Thanks - I hoped it would be just that easy, elegant, and painless.


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