How to empty '.DropboxTrash' in Editorial beta
Using "Beta 112012", I'm finding that my Editorial backups have an ever-growing
Documents/.DropboxTrashfolder, which mostly contains previous backups - so is increasing in size rapidly.
My backups have been ca 600 KB for months, but in the last week, have grown to 1.7MB and then to 3.1 MB.
Is there a way in Editorial to empty the Dropbox trash in Editorial, please?
(I realise that I could write a Python workflow to do so, but deleting files in the bowels of Editorial's directory structure makes me nervous!)
I found a way in the end...
- Install a desktop-based iOS file-browser - I already had a commercial program, iExplorer
- Connect device to desktop
- Navigate to view the .DropboxTrash folder: -
- Select files you want to delete
- Right-click on them to delete them.
My backups are down to ca 600 KB again.
(This also allowed me to delete a Local File called
.md- i.e. no file basename - that had been irritating me for a while)
Just so you know, the method you used may or may not work anymore if and when you upgrade to iOS 8.3. iFunBox might still work, but most likely not. If you are on iOS 8.3 already, please tell us how you accessed the filesystem, as Apple seems to have blocked iExplorer, iFunBox, and all the others with the update.
I'm on iOS 8.1.3 - I was actually downloading the 8.3 update and then saw your message, and so cancelled the download.
Glad I could help!