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tryguy

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Well, first of all, purge will not leave __delete_if_empty directories unless the directory is not in fact empty. These files are actually markers for purge so it knows which directories it can delete (once they are empty).

 

Yeah, I played around with purge just to see how it handled things. It works well. In that, it'll only keep folders there with hand-edited files in them. And, if you do a redeploy, you'll now have a strictly valid installation again.

 

But, I have noticed that if I /uninstall/ a mod, it'll leave empty folders. So, until a user does do that purge/deploy cycle, they'll potentially have that messy file structure that I've seen a few times. I think most of those times were when I was just getting back into using Vortex and didn't even know what purge was used for. I use purge quite a lot now, just to keep things tidy.



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Yeah, cleaning empty directories takes some extra time so I'm not doing it every time you disable/remove a mod. The purpose of purge however is to restore the game directory to a clean state so there it makes sense to invest the time.






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