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Restored from backup, which files can I delete?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GoWilkes, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. GoWilkes

    GoWilkes Well-Known Member

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    I just restored an account from backup, and there are a lot of files and directories in the home directory that I don't recognize. Can you guys tell me what I can and can't delete?

    Here's a list of what I don't recognize:

    // Directories
    .cpaddons
    .cpan
    .cpanel
    .cpcpan
    .fantasticodata
    .htmltemplates
    .htpasswds
    .MirrorSearch
    .mozilla
    .spamassassin
    .sqmailattach
    .sqmaildata
    etc

    // Files
    .bash_logout
    .bash_profile
    .bashrc
    .canna
    .contactemail
    .cpanel-ducache
    .cpanel-logs
    .emacs
    .filter
    .searchblurb
    .searchindex
    .zshrc
    cpbackup-exclude.conf

    AFAIK, I don't have any Fantastico scripts installed. I do have Spam Assassin, though.

    TIA,

    Jason
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello Jason :)

    Most of those files/directories are required by cPanel. A few, such as ".fantasticodata" are related to the use of 3rd-party applications. My advice would be to only remove them if necessary, or if you have already uninstalled the plugin.

    Thank you.
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    You may not recognize these as they are, as you can see, dot files and directories. Meaning they are normally hidden unless you unhide them via a setting in File Manager or your FTP client. I suggest you do not delete any of them.
     
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