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mekineer #1
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Subject: *.indexed files
What are these files, who's only content in them, is the number 8.  Is it ok if I delete these files, but not the corresponding *.changes and *.meta files?
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schplurtz (Moderator) #2
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They are created by the indexer. If you remove them, they'll come back, most probably.
As a general rule, don't mess up with DW files and it will just work smoothly.
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As a general rule, don't mess up with DW files and it will just work smoothly.
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mekineer #4
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I usually wouldn't mess with these files, but I was in the process of mass renaming pages of_this_variety to-this-variety (substituting underscores for hyphens).  So I kept some of the history I wanted in the attic, and mostly threw out anything else to start over.  I took an educated guess at what was important to keep.  In the data folder I:

deleted folders 0-f in the cache
deleted the index files
deleted the locks
deleted media attic
deleted media meta

In the meta folder, I renamed my_underscored_files to hyphenated-files.  I used batch replacement of underscores to hyphens for the inner contents of the *.changes files.  Lastly I deleted the *.indexed files.  Maybe some of the *.meta still contain mistaken references to the underscored files, but I couldn't do a simple batch job of underscore_replacement because there are some programmatic underscores like "last_change".

Everything appears to be working, but there could be some consequences I'm not aware of, which would be nice to hear about before they happen and I don't know what's going on.
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andi (Administrator) #5
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Quote by mekineer:
Everything appears to be working, but there could be some consequences I'm not aware of, which would be nice to hear about before they happen and I don't know what's going on.

Well, you deleted stuff already. It's a bit late, eh? You actually deleted stuff that cannot be recovered. You might not care about it though,  then you're fine.

https://www.dokuwiki.org/devel:dirlayout gives a good (albeit slightly outdated) overview of what is where in DokuWiki.
Read this if you don't get any useful answers.
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mekineer #6
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Yeah, thanks Andi.  Looks like everything is ok.
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