Cleaning up huge project (xpr) Lucene index files.

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simonbate
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Cleaning up huge project (xpr) Lucene index files.

Post by simonbate »

In looking to gain back a few GB on my hard drive, I discovered the huge amount of room occupied by the Lucene index files associated with some of my very large projects.

Some of these are for projects I probably will not touch again. Many for project files I no longer have on my hard drive. But collectively they're consuming 25GB (or more) of my 250GB drive. I need this space.

Is there a way to safely remove these from /Users/(username)/Library/Preferences/com.oxygenxml/lucene? Can I just delete them outright? Or is there a way through Oxygen to manage this type of project data?

Appreciate any help,
Simon
adrian
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Re: Cleaning up huge project (xpr) Lucene index files.

Post by adrian »

Hi,

You can safely delete either individual folders (each is for a project) from:
/Users/(username)/Library/Preferences/com.oxygenxml/lucene
or even the entire lucene folder.
Make sure Oxygen isn't running when you do this.

If you want Oxygen to stop indexing the files from projects, go to Options > Preferences, Open/Find Resource and clear the box for "Enable searching in content".

Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
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simonbate
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Re: Cleaning up huge project (xpr) Lucene index files.

Post by simonbate »

Thanks, Adrian.
I'll keep indexing turned on in projects, because it's incredibly useful.
Simon
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