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Deleting a File

May 10, 2011

Before you delete the file, please consider whether simply replacing the file might accomplish your goal. Deleting a file permanently removes it from the system and breaks all links to the file. In many cases, a better solution would be to replace the file with a new or different version. For example, if you need to post a new version of the same document each year, don’t delete it, replace it. By handling files this way, links don’t ever change and you’re able to distribute the most up-to-date version of the file with very little fuss. To learn more, read “Editing an existing file.”

If you are certain you need to delete the file, follow these steps:

  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Files” link.
  • Find the file (or files) you wish to delete in the list and check the box next to it.
  • Choose “Delete” from the dropdown menu, and click “Go”. Note: The selected item(s) will be removed from the system. This action cannot be undone!

You may also delete the item from the file edit screen:

  • From the files manager, find the file you wish to delete and click it.
  • Click the “Delete” link on the right side of the screen. You will be prompted to confirm this action.

Source: LiveWhale Support

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