[R] How to permanently remove [Previously saved workspace restored]
satimis at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 15 02:42:40 CET 2010
Start "Command Prompt" as Admin
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is EC2D-3F1A
Directory of C:\Users\satimis
11/14/2010 05:52 PM <DIR> .
11/14/2010 05:52 PM <DIR> ..
11/14/2010 01:58 PM 42 .RData
11/14/2010 07:33 PM 94 .Rhistory
05/11/2010 08:33 PM <DIR> AppData
08/06/2010 12:57 PM <DIR> Contacts
11/13/2010 12:00 AM <DIR> Desktop
11/14/2010 01:39 PM <DIR> Documents
08/27/2010 05:34 PM <DIR> Downloads
08/06/2010 12:57 PM <DIR> Favorites
08/06/2010 12:57 PM <DIR> Links
08/06/2010 12:57 PM <DIR> Music
08/06/2010 12:57 PM <DIR> Pictures
08/19/2010 10:34 AM <DIR> R
08/06/2010 12:57 PM <DIR> Saved Games
11/14/2010 07:31 PM <DIR> Searches
08/06/2010 12:57 PM <DIR> Videos
2 File(s) 136 bytes
15 Dir(s) 19,187,191,808 bytes free
.RData is there.
the warning "[Previously saved workspace restored]" disappears
----- Original Message ----
From: Joshua Wiley <jwiley.psych at gmail.com>
To: Stephen Liu <satimis at yahoo.com>
Cc: r-help at r-project.org
Sent: Mon, November 15, 2010 1:26:16 AM
Subject: Re: [R] How to permanently remove [Previously saved workspace restored]
@Stephen Sorry, Duncan's right, it is likely not a protected/hidden
file issue. At the risk of nuking the fridge, you could also open an
elevated command prompt then navigate to the relevant directory and
delete the file:
> cd C:\Users\satimis
> del .RData
Probably too much trouble for deleting a single file, but handy if you
want to do a lot (e.g., all files with the *.RData extension or...).
The new PowerShell is starting to grow on me too (it seems wider), but
I am not as familiar with the commands.
On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 8:43 AM, Duncan Murdoch
<murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is likely a "feature" of Windows Explorer....certain types of
>> files are hidden by default (like those that start with ".").
> That's not true: it's Unix ls that hides filenames starting with a ".".
> Windows Explorer does hide some files, but I don't think it is ever based
> on the name, it's based on the attributes.
> What Windows Explorer does that is incredibly stupid is that (by default) it
> hides file extensions for known file types. Generally ".RData" will be
> registered as a known file type. Exporer will cut off the ".RData" part the
> name of a file with that extension, and only show the first part of the
> name. Since the file ".RData" has no starting part of a name, it will be
> listed with a blank name.
> What you should do (and what Microsoft should set the default to) is to turn
> off this bad policy of listing filenames incorrectly. I don't remember how
> to do it in Windows 7 or Vista, but on XP, here's how:
> Go into Explorer in some folder.
> Click on the "Tools" menu, then the "Folder Options..." choice.
> Choose the View tab.
> About 10 choices down within Files and Folders, you'll see "Hide Extensions
> for Known File Types". Make sure this is *not* checked.
@Duncan You're right, as usual. I mixed Windows and Linux. Changing
the setting for extensions is basically as you described on my Windows
7 except I have to hit the left alt for Windows Explorer to even show
the file menu where I can click on Tools -> Folder Options (maybe just
my configuration). Does .RData get registered by default but not
.Rhistory? (since Stephen reported seeing the .Rhistory file).
> If you're sane, you'll then click on the button "Apply to all folders", but
> you might just want to click on "OK" to try it out on one folder first.
> Duncan Murdoch
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