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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!


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  1. You ever start legitimately losing your mind from reading user comments on your mod pages? Asking for a friend.

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    2. AndalayBay


      I wouldn’t give them all those avenues to contact you. I wish we could disable PM’s on Nexus. Now I know why so many people let their inboxes fill up! Anyway a hint thread will help.

    3. Vincent


      That is a good idea. I do get a lot of the same questions.

    4. AndalayBay


      I also pinned an FAQ post on Nexus that included a link to the hints thread. Then when I got the same question yet again, I’d tell them to check the FAQ pinned at the top of the comments. Don’t answer their question directly - make them look it up. Don’t be rude, but point them to the post with the answer.