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I can't delete files with the extension *.playground

I can't delete files with the extension *.playground

Aleksandrun
New member | Level 2

Hi, need help, who faced the problem of the inability to delete a file with the extension *.playground.

After deleting a file, even on a computer or in a web, the file is immediately restored on its own.

 

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Re: I can't delete files with the extension *.playground

Rich
Super User II

@Aleksandrun wrote:

After deleting a file, even on a computer or in a web, the file is immediately restored on its own.


If a file is returning as soon as you delete it, that usually indicates that one of your devices is unable to delete the file during the sync process. Dropbox on that computer sees the file is still there and uploads it back to your account.

 

Look at the version history for one of the files and it will show you which device is restoring the file. Check that system to see why the file can't be deleted. Most likely the file is open or some application still has a lock on it.

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Re: I can't delete files with the extension *.playground

Rich
Super User II

@Aleksandrun wrote:

After deleting a file, even on a computer or in a web, the file is immediately restored on its own.


If a file is returning as soon as you delete it, that usually indicates that one of your devices is unable to delete the file during the sync process. Dropbox on that computer sees the file is still there and uploads it back to your account.

 

Look at the version history for one of the files and it will show you which device is restoring the file. Check that system to see why the file can't be deleted. Most likely the file is open or some application still has a lock on it.

Re: I can't delete files with the extension *.playground

Aleksandrun
New member | Level 2

Thank you very much, your advice helped solve the problem!

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