Restored from backup, which files can I delete?

GoWilkes

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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
 

cPanelMichael

Administrator
Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
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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.