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Status Under Consideration
Workspace Domino
Categories Administration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 12, 2021

If there is only one database (.nsf) in folder, when a user deletes that database, do not delete the folder.

If there is only one database (.nsf) in sub folder under data directory, when a user deletes that database by Notes client, the sub folder will also be deleted.
This phenomenon will also remove directory links as well.
However, if the user wants to use that sub folder again, they will have to create it again.

Therefore, even if all the databases are deleted from sub folder under data directory, please do not immediately delete the sub folders and directory links.

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  • Guest
    Dec 15, 2022

    One of the reasons could be that management programs expects that folder to exist. If the code is not robust, a missing folder with cause the program to fail.

    Also, if the folder is a mount point, it will be outright wrong trying to delete it.

    And it may be the administrator's human preference, to have certain folders or folder structures always in place under all circumstances.

    Generally speaking, this feature seems to be an example of over-engineering. There is no good reason why Domino should delete empty folders either.

  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel
    Dec 15, 2022

    Can you please describe why you want to keep an empty folder around all the time?