Deleting a Connection to an External Source

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Complete the following steps to delete a connection to an external source:

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files server.
  3. Expand Document Vaults.
  4. Expand a vault.
  5. Expand Connections to External Sources and then select File Sources.
  6. Right-click the connection that you want to delete and select Delete from the context menu.
  7. Click Yes at the prompt to confirm the deletion.
  8. Optional: If the type of the connection you are about to delete is Link, you must choose between the following options:
    • Import Linked Files: The documents obtained via the connection are imported to M-Files, but the link between the documents in M-Files and the files on the file system will be disabled. When you select this option, the connection imports the files from the file source and after the import is complete, you may delete the connection. The files on the file system and the documents in M-Files will continue to live their own lives independently of each other.
    • Destroy Documents: The documents obtained via the connection are destroyed in M-Files, but the previously linked files remain on the file system. The external folder will no longer be linked to M-Files and the files previously obtained via this connection are available in the external location only.
    • Cancel: This option cancels the operation.
The selected connection is deleted and files are no longer imported or linked from the selected file system location to M-Files.