When one deletes data held in a Workbench data location, it is moved to the recycle bin within that data location. Each data location has its own recycle bin. From the recycle bin, data can then be restored, or completely removed. Removal of data from the recycle bin frees disk space.
Deleting a folder or an element from a Workbench data location can be done in two ways, using the Delete () option from the Edit menu, the right-click menu of an element, or in the Toolbar, or by just using the Delete key of your keyboard.
This will cause the element to be moved to the Recycle Bin () where it is kept until the recycle bin is emptied or until you choose to restore the data object to your data location.
For deleting annotations instead of folders or elements, see Removing Annotations.
Items in a recycle bin can be restored in two ways: by dragging the elements with the mouse into the folder where they used to be, or by right-clicking on the element and choosing the option Restore from Recycle Bin. Once restored, you can continue to work with that data.
All contents of the recycle bin can be removed by choosing to empty the recycle bin using the Empty Recycle Bin command available under the Edit menu or in the menu presented when you right-click on a Recycle Bin (). This deletes the data and frees up disk space.
Note! Emptying the recycle bin cannot be undone. Data is not recoverable after it has been removed by emptying the recycle bin.
Deleting data held on a CLC Server
You can delete data that you have "write" permission for from CLC Server data areas when logged into a server from your Workbench. The method of deleting data is the same as described above when deleting data held in Workbench data locations. The deleted data is placed in a Recycle bin () on the CLC Server. The data in the server-based recycle bin can only be accessed by you and the server administrator. Note that the server administrator may have configured the recycle bin to be automatically emptied at regular intervals.