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Not able to delete file in Wolfram-Cloud

Posted 9 years ago

Hello,

I am not able to delete a file in the Wolfram-Cloud. When I delete the file it appears after the next reload. What is going on with this file and how can I remove it from my cloud storage?

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Cheers, Simon

POSTED BY: Simon -
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Though Wolfram Programming Cloud (WPC) anonymous objects can not currently be deleted on the WPC website, it should be possible to delete them from desktop Mathematica. On the desktop get a list of anonymous objects:

CloudObjects[None]

Still on the desktop, copy and paste the CloudObject that you want to delete:

DeleteFile[CloudObject[...]]

Note that you must paste in the whole CloudObject with its live link. Mouse over it to be sure that it's the real active thing. Check back on the WPC website to verify that the file is gone!

Could you show the result for this evaluation?

Options[CloudObject["out.dat"]]
POSTED BY: Chad Knutson

I have seen this as well in my unnamed cloud objects directory. This is being investigated.

POSTED BY: Chad Knutson
Posted 9 years ago

Both commands failed. I also have no scheduled task. It seems the file doesn't exist but it is displayed in the cloud files.

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POSTED BY: Simon -

If you evaluate FileExistsQ["out.dat"] (in a web browser), does the file exist?

What happens if you evaluate DeleteFile["out.dat"]?

Is it possible that you have a scheduled task that is continually creating this file?

POSTED BY: Chad Knutson
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