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Remove unused files: differentiate between internal and external files

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asked Nov 15, 2020 in Editing by fransvannispen (5,700 points)
It would be great to have a way to quickly see which files are in the project folder and which are external if you want to clean up a project by using the "Remove unused files" option in the pool.

It could be done by color coding, a checkbox/radio box to be able to select between them or as simple as having a sorted list, as that will automatically group all files from the project folder together.

As now it's very tricky to use tis feature, as when you make a mistake, your source data can be accidentally deleted.

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answered Nov 16, 2020 by Lukas Ruschitzka (254,840 points)
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answered Nov 16, 2020 by fschmidt (5,990 points)

I'm all for it! And I'd go further:
S1 should never propose to (permanently) delete external files,
leaving external files unchecked by default in the list!

Alternative: There could also be another command: "remove unused internal files"...

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answered Nov 19, 2020 by raulcabralfrana1 (1,170 points)
This request needs more love.

It's absolutely simple to implement and would help a lot.

It's a no-brainer for the development team!
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answered Oct 20, 2022 by oscarpatxot (480 points)
Thanks, this needs to be higher, thanks god I'm quite careful with my file management, but imagine deleting son important loops or one shots that you have no idea where to get again. The default should always be only to remove files in the song folder, and external files should be a choice and with a big warning too.