Below are steps to safely delete and recreate a Local Vault View. These steps should be performed by a user with PDM Administrative permissions.
Before deleing the Local Vault View, it should first be determined which files are checked out by the PDM user(s), whose Local Vault View is to be deleted. The default Complete Search card can be used to find which files a user has checked out.
The search results can be opened and saved for later use. The option to open the search results is in the menu bar, at the top-right of the search Window.
If there are no checked out files or if all files can be checked in, the process to delete a local vault view is a matter of right-clicking on the local vault view, and selecting ‘Delete File Vault View.’
If all not all files can be checked in, an ‘undo check out’ can be performed, by a user with the PDM Administration permission ‘Can undo check out files checked out by other users.’ Please note that when performing an ‘undo check out,’ the local copy will be overwritten with the version in the PDM Archive. Any changes to the local copy will be lost.
To perform a ‘undo check out, right-click on a file or folder and select ‘undo check out.’
When deleting a Local Vault, if the Vault contains checked-out files, a warning will inform the user of this.
Solidworks PDM will then prompt the user to login into the Loca Vault View, after which the checked-out files can be checked in.
If all files cannot be checked in, and overwriting the local versions is to be avoided, the Local Vault View can be manually deleted. Manually deleting a Local Vault View requires editing some sensitive areas of Windows, and it may be faster and safer to use the results of the previously mentioned PDM search. The files listed in the search can be copied to a folder outside the Local Vault View, and with a copy of these files, an ‘undo check-out can be performed on the vaulted. At this point, the Local vault View can be deleted.
Once a new Local Vault View is created, check out the files from the PDM Search. Next copy the files that are outside of the Local Vault View, into the new Local Vault View, overwriting the vaulted files. Now these files can be checked in as needed.
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