The files have an X that indicates they have been deleted,
but they still display in the project folder and the topics lists.
When I try to open them I get a message saying the file "does not
exist" AND they all have the same last modified date of 1/2 1970 at
I have been ignoring them but I am ready to make them
How can I get rid of these files?
Did you originally delete these files through RoboHelp's
Project Manager or through Windows Explorer (assuming you're using
There can be problems if you try to delete files through
Windows Explorer. You should always delete source files (and other
things, such as renaming files) using RoboHelp. If you deleted them
through Windows Explorer, try restoring the files from your Recycle
Bin and then deleting them from within RoboHelp (right-click on the
file, click Delete).
The other possibility would be a corrupt CPD. The CPD is an
Access database used by RoboHelp to track and manage the project.
It somketimes uses its contact with reality and doesn't accept any
Try closing your project, make a backup, delete the file
<Projectnam>.cpd and open the project again. Expect to wait
some time, if your project is a large one. Now, try deletiong those
file again, and all shuld be ok.