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Hello,

I was hoping you might be able to help. I am trying to delete files off my Squarespace account but it won't let me and it also won't let me change the name of them. The only way I can figure to view them is through the links editor. There is a lot of files that need deleting. I will attach a screenshot. Is there an easy way to do this? It's very important as the old files are showing up in Google search.

 

Thank you,

Holly

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1 hour ago, Roamer said:

I am trying to delete files off my Squarespace account but it won't let me and it also won't let me change the name of them. The only way I can figure to view them is through the links editor. There is a lot of files that need deleting. I will attach a screenshot. Is there an easy way to do this?

This is currently the only way to rename or delete files that you have added though the Link Editor, such as PDFs.

You can delete any file by clicking on the three dots and choosing Delete but there isn't a way to select and delete multiple files yet, and as you found, all files are discoverable.

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1 minute ago, Roamer said:

Every time I save they still appear?!

I'm not sure that I understand what you mean? When you say the file still appears, are you talking about in Google search results, or in the Link Editor?

Some things to note:

  • When you delete a file from your site, it is not deleted immediately. It remains on the content delivery network (CDN) server for between 8 and 38 days, after which it will be removed.
  • If you upload a file several times, each file is considered to be unique, even if it has the same filename. This means that if someone uploaded the file "Roamer Datasheet 100Max.pdf" 20 times, there will be 20 separate versions of this file that require deletion.

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