Project, how do I remove a file without deleting it

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luxlunae
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Project, how do I remove a file without deleting it

Post by luxlunae » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:37 pm

I make my projects by adding the folder that my metadata is in. For this magazine one of the subfolders is an xlsx file that is interfering with project wide search/replace functions. Is there a way to remove/exclude a file from the project without deleting it? It is someone elses work so I don't want to mess with the file itself.

luxlunae
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Re: Project, how do I remove a file without deleting it

Post by luxlunae » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:40 pm

Additionally just right clicking this file in project view caused a pretty dramatic crash of oxygen, although not right away. (sent crash report)

florin
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Re: Project, how do I remove a file without deleting it

Post by florin » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:43 am

Hello,

Files and folders that are linked from the project can be removed without deleting them from disk.
But, items found inside a linked directory cannot be removed without deleting them from disk.

Given that you use Find/Replace in Files action from the Project view, one workaround to avoid any *.xlsx file is to add this pattern to the filters applied over the project.
For this, look for the Filters option in the Settings popup menu (the Settings button is located on the Project view's toolbar, in the right side). In the displayed dialog box, enter the "*.xlsx" (without quotes) pattern in the field corresponding to the Matching files will be hidden option.

Best regards,
Florin
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luxlunae
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Re: Project, how do I remove a file without deleting it

Post by luxlunae » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:09 pm

Thank you! Filters were just what I needed.

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