"I can't delete a file that's not being used!" | Showcase Workshop

"I can't delete a file that's not being used!"

If you're trying to clean up your file library and you run into a file that just won't seem to delete - we've got you covered. 

Files cannot be deleted unless they are not being used anywhere within a showcase - but did you know that files still count as 'in use' if they are loaded into your shareable content, even if they aren't visible within a showcase? Easy to miss, right?! 

If you are trying to delete a file and it says it is still in use and cannot be deleted, the best thing for you to do is check the usages. 

In the file library, there is a button called "Usages" in the sorting options in the top of the library. 

Clicking this will bring up everywhere where the file is currently being used. 

It will state the showcase, and either the hotspot it is loaded into, or the slide - and if it is loaded into your Manage Sharing list, it will say that also.