SnagIt - manually delete *.snag files

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Have hundreds of *.snag files in:

C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Snagit\DataStore

Can I savely delete those?
(ctrl-a, del)
Does that have any impact on SnagIt in whatever way?
Just asking before proceeding.

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Hi there

Deleting these should have no ill effect on SnagIt. However, if you had modified any of these files by perhaps adding outlines or callouts and you wanted to be able to return to them and make edits, THAT will be affected. The snag file stores the information about what the objects look like, where they are placed, etc.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks!
Weill, I either save my captures to .png and store them elsewhere or delete what I don't need from within SnagItEditor.
I recently discovered all those .snag files. Noticed I cud open them by dropping them into the editor.

Anyway, I'll delete them, except for maybe today's and yesterday's stuff.
Thanks again.
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All those .SNAG files are captures you made that you haven't saved manually.  That is, Snagit automatically saved them for you.  If you delete them then you won't have access to any of them but if you don't need them they should be deleted from within Snagit so the program knows about it otherwise you will have broken file links within the Snagit  library.

When you delete a file from the editor use the delete function rather than the close [the X] to actually delete files from the datastore rather than just closing them from the editor.  That way they won't accumulate.
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Eh ... any suggestion where they are located in the folder tree (right window panel  in 'good-old' v.11.3). I can select C:\Users\MyName, but then, when expanding that folder, there is no such thing as AppData or so.
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In the editor library try viewing all images by name [under tags not folder tree] and sort by type.  All captures listed as unsaved are those in the datastore.  Choose wisely.

The datastore is hidden from the user in the folder view.
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Ah . . . Thanks.
Indeed under Tags->All images->Detail view->sort on type
Wonderful, solved.
thanks again!
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You are welcome.

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