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Add option to delete unused files from a project

+64 votes
asked Jun 27, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by jarrettrenshaw1 (760 points)
Here are a couple of ways this could be done:

1. A checkbox for "Save media with project" in the Save As dialog. That way you can save the project to a new folder with only the files in use, then go back and delete the old folder or files.

2. Better: Add to the commands in File Management in the Pool tab a new command to "Show Unused Files," and then be able to opt to delete them (move to recycle bin in Windows). Currently you can only remove them from the pool.

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answered Jul 5, 2016 by Skip Jones (166,490 points)

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answered Jul 12, 2016 by DominicB (17,160 points)

1. Currently you can choose the option to "Save to New Folder". This will create a new Song folder with a new .Song file and copy all of the used audio for that song to a new media folder. This is great for ensuring that all relevant audio is contained with a Song folder before you transfer it to a new computer or send to a friend. 

2. Also, in the Studio One "Pool," you can choose the option "Remove Unused Files." Within that dialog box is a check box to "Delete Files Permanently." This will delete the unused files permanently from the hard drive. See Screen Cap below.