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XF 1.3 Safe to remove folders of old, uninstalled add-ons?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by sforum, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. sforum

    sforum Active Member

    I am about to upgrade my forum, so am doing a spot of housekeeping.

    I have uninstalled a lot of add-ons (for various reasons), and I now only have the following:

    addons.jpg
    I have a lot of old dirs/folders hanging around, however, from old styles and add-ons:

    Code:
    8wayrun
    Aug 6, 2014 09:15 AM        rwx r-x r-x       psacln
       
     aurora
    Aug 6, 2014 09:16 AM        rwx r-x r-x       psacln
       
     default
    Aug 6, 2014 09:16 AM        rwx r-x r-x       psacln
       
     flexile
    Aug 6, 2014 09:16 AM        rwx r-x r-x       psacln
       
     flexiledark
    Aug 6, 2014 09:16 AM        rwx r-x r-x       psacln
       
     img
    Aug 6, 2014 09:16 AM        rwx r-x r-x       psacln
       
     soft_responsive
    Aug 6, 2014 09:16 AM        rwx r-x r-x       psacln
       
     soft_responsive_coffee
    Aug 6, 2014 09:16 AM        rwx r-x r-x       psacln
       
     soft_responsive_green_delete
    Aug 6, 2014 09:16 AM        rwx r-x r-x       psacln
       
     soft_responsive_old
    
    Am I OK to delete anything that I definitely no longer use? I no longer use 8wayrun XenAtendo, for example - can I remove anything that refers to "EWR..."? Or might other things be dependent on them and it's best to leave them alone?

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Yes it's best to delete these no longer used and uninstalled add-on folders.
     
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  3. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    To be sure you are removing the correct files/folders and not leaving any junk behind, have a look inside the zip files of the add-ons you have uninstalled (you can download these again if you haven't got these). They'll likely have library, js, styles and possibly install folders and inside each of these are folders for these add-ons. You can delete these sub folders (NOT the library, js, styles and install folders!!!!) from your site.
     
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  4. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Good point, Martok.

    One thing you should do is look at the Overview of the add-on and see what other files were uploaded besides the main add-on folder. That way you can remove all files associated with the add-on.
     
  5. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    The zip file for the add-on will show all files contained in the add-on and is likely to be the best reference for this. Often a resource overview doesn't detail the add-on' files.
     

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