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Hi Folks!
OF has been adding and embedding files i dragged onto actions for some while. In order to decrease the OF db file i removed these files (mainly two 15+MB PDF files but some more) from their corresponding action notes.
So far the overall db size has not decreased (sic) and the files are still inside the directory structure (i checked manually).
How do i get rid of these?
I tried to rebuild the db.
I tried to archive old actions.
So far no improvements, any ideas?
Cheers
Silvan
 
Silvan,

This seems like it might be a bug. You can report it using Help --> Send Feedback.

In the meantime, here's something to try. What happens if you delete the action entirely? (Just create a new action to replace it.) You could also try just deleting the PDFs from inside the .ofocus package. Make sure you have a backup before doing that.
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Cheers,

Curt
 
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Silvan,

This seems like it might be a bug. You can report it using Help --> Send Feedback.

In the meantime, here's something to try. What happens if you delete the action entirely? (Just create a new action to replace it.) You could also try just deleting the PDFs from inside the .ofocus package. Make sure you have a backup before doing that.
I'll try removing the action, thanxs for the hint.

Removing the file from inside the package manually results in a CORRUPTED DB!
(capitals in order to warn anyone trying this)
I tried this but afterwards OF would not load, save or in any way handle the db anymore, always reporting a missing contents.xml file (which was not missing - maybe the missing PDF file confused some object that analyses contents.xml).
Cheers
Silvan


**Edit**
I just tried deleting the concerning actions - no change.
The OF DB has still the same size. :-(
However i send in a bug report, as suggested.

Last edited by Quorcork; 2008-07-23 at 05:59 AM..
 
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Originally Posted by Quorcork View Post
Removing the file from inside the package manually results in a CORRUPTED DB!
(capitals in order to warn anyone trying this)
I tried this but afterwards OF would not load, save or in any way handle the db anymore, always reporting a missing contents.xml file (which was not missing - maybe the missing PDF file confused some object that analyses contents.xml).
Eek. Definitely report this to the support ninjas. If you can send them your database, I suspect that will be helpful.
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Cheers,

Curt
 
I can hardly send it, approx. 40MB ...
That's why i started looking for the reason of this file size. :-)
 
Quorcork: If you have syncing turned on, your database won't shrink until all machines have synced a few times. That might help?

Otherwise, thanks for sending in the email. Our ninjas should get to it soon.
 
 


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