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From "Lance Norskog (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (SOLR-1691) Deal with deleting old index files in Windows auto-magicly
Date Sun, 16 May 2010 03:26:43 GMT


Lance Norskog commented on SOLR-1691:

A different method would be: open the index, walk the FSDirectory, and delete every file that
Lucene does not care about. Is this possible?

> Deal with deleting old index files in Windows auto-magicly
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-1691
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Hoss Man
> Windows users are frequently confused/frustrated by the size of an index after making
lots of changes/commits because of the way Windows prevents files with open handles from being
> In Lucene-Java, IndexWriter will attempt to delete any old files whenever it can, but
only on a subsequent change -- we should see if we could add something to Solr to try and
be more proactive about this...

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