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Deleted Notebook Comes Back

Hal Snyder edited this page Mar 15, 2018 · 2 revisions

I deleted a Jupyter notebook and when I look in my Files listing it is back again. What happened?

Things that can cause a deleted notebook to reappear:

  1. If a notebook is deleted while there is a tab open on it, then any action that triggers saving the notebook will bring it back.
  2. If a notebook is closed without halting, its python process will continue to run. That process could trigger a save of the file, bringing it back after deletion.
  3. If a notebook is closed and halted, reopening it by clicking in the project log will bring the file back.

How to prevent deleted notebooks from reappearing:

  1. After you are finished working with a notebook, click Close and halt. This has the added benefit of freeing up memory.
  2. Before deleting a notebook, make sure there are no tabs open running it.
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