Title: Temporary Files

This control lets you remove temporary files older than a specified age. The number and size of temporary files is listed.

Temporary files that are attached to saved drafts will not be affected by this operation. However, files that have been uploaded by users who are actively in the process of creating a new article have no such protection. To give these users a time cushion to ensure that they have time to finalize their article, it is recommended to accept the default value of 3 days for the minimum age of files to be deleted. The main source of older temporary files is users who cancel creation of a new article after uploading files without using the post form's "Cancel" button, so deleting temporary files that have been on the server for longer than 3 days is usually safe.

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Article: Doc285 (permalink)
Date: March 22, 2008; 4:21:28 PM EDT
Author Name: Documentation Importer
Author ID: importer