[ardour-users] Problem with cleaning up dead files

Michaël Ball michael.ball at pandora.be
Wed Apr 7 12:44:03 PDT 2004

I've been using Ardour to record an album for a band I'm in, and I'm
really impressed with it. However, I have run into a problem. I've got
quite a lot of disk space, but while recording, I noticed that certain
parts we've recorded, but then discarded, weren't actually deleted.
Since I really need all the free disk space I can get, I explored a bit,
and saw the 'Clean up dead files' option in Ardour. I ran it, and then
flushed the wastebasket. However, when I restarted and reopened the
project, Ardour informed me that a lot of different files which were
actually in use weren't in the ./sounds directory within the project
directory anymore. I had a look around and noticed that some live files
had been moved into ./dead_sounds. I restored all the files manually,
and then the project would open again.

Is this a bug? I would very much like to delete these dead files, but
I'm wary of deleting any live ones since we've been working a long time
on the recording already. Any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance,
Michaël Ball <michael.ball at pandora.be>

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