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divingdoug
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How do you delete a workspace

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12-14-2012 07:46 AM

After I figured out how to delete a project (why not just have a delete button in the Project Dialog box)  that I didn't want created in the first place (apparently some missed option in the pack&go process) I now cannot delete the incredibly convoluted wokspace folder structure it created.

 

I deleted the project shortcut as was posted somewhere else and it no longer shows up in the Project dialog box.  However, the workspace it created cannot be deleted.  I had even removed the workspace from the project before I got rid of it.

 

I simply get a windows error that it cannot delete the folder(s).  I am an admin of this entire folder structure and everything beneath it.

 

I have opened and closed inventor making sure the project is still not in existence.  I have verified the workspace is not listed under any other project.  No other user has been to this folder or opened any files even closely related to my work.

 

What do I need to do here?

 

 

I had indeed deleted the actual IPJ file.

 

I had another user in my dept (same level of full permissions as me) try to delete the workspace (folder structure) and he was able to.

 

Even though it was created through IV on my system and I was the owner, IV must have put some bizzare permission on it that exclusively blocked me from doing anything with it.

 

I am not even going to try and contemplate why.

 

Thanks for the replies nonetheless

 

Doug

 

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john.retzlaff
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Re: How do you delete a workspace

12-14-2012 07:48 AM in reply to: divingdoug

1. Shut down Inventor, then try it again.

2. Restart computer and try again.

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divingdoug
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Re: How do you delete a workspace

12-14-2012 08:22 AM in reply to: divingdoug

Nope and Nope.

 

Any other suggestions ?

 

In IV 2012 on XP if that makes  diff

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john.retzlaff
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Re: How do you delete a workspace

12-14-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: divingdoug

Can you post a shot of the Windows error?

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divingdoug
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Re: How do you delete a workspace

12-14-2012 08:34 AM in reply to: john.retzlaff

Workspace_Error.jpg

 

Basic windows error

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blair
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Re: How do you delete a workspace

12-14-2012 08:37 AM in reply to: divingdoug

Check the permissions and security on the folder. It might be set to Read Only or the security permissions might be messed up.

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john.retzlaff
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Re: How do you delete a workspace

12-14-2012 08:42 AM in reply to: divingdoug

Take ownership of the folder.

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divingdoug
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Re: How do you delete a workspace

12-14-2012 08:47 AM in reply to: john.retzlaff

Already had verified permissions were open (not read only)

 

I am already the owner of the folder

 

Still can't delete it

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john.retzlaff
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Re: How do you delete a workspace

12-14-2012 08:55 AM in reply to: divingdoug

Do you have full control in permissions?

Is the folder shared?

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divingdoug
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Message 10 of 13 (173 Views)

Re: How do you delete a workspace

12-14-2012 09:03 AM in reply to: john.retzlaff

I can create / modify / delete any other folder / file in the entire drive.  I don't believe this to be a windows driven issue.

 

I am going to try to delete it from another computer and see what happens.

 

Otherwise, I guess I will just learn to live with it.  And be very careful to not create workspaces going forward.

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