Re: deleting files

Mike Tate

James, just to be completely clear, let me explain.

The red X entries in Tools > External File Links are NOT files.

The red X means the Media file cannot be found by FH at the disk path specified.

What you are actually looking at are Media records inside the GEDCOM database.

I presume the ones you want to delete are trying to link to http:// FindMyPast entries?


To delete those Media records select an entry with a red X and click the Go To… button on the right.

That will list the Media Record in the Media Window and display a rectangle with a diagonal cross on the right.

Select that record and press the Delete key or use the Edit > Delete command and OK the warning.


Repeat for each red X entry.


From: <> On Behalf Of james o'kelly
Sent: 14 July 2020 20:28
Subject: [family-historian] deleting files


How do I delete files with a red X in the project data folder?

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