How are dead Files Created
Orphan Files :
Filefolders not associated with any other objects.Attachment will be kept in the system unless relavant filefolder is hard deleted.
We have Orphan File script to identify them.
Files exists in Vault but do not have entry in Database.we have dead file locator utility to identify them.
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Creation of dead-files pretty much rise from user actions itself. Generally when an attachment is deleted from a business object’s Attachments tab, the File Folder object continues to remains in the system. This object is available for re-use.
However when these are objects aren’t re-used for any other object they remain in system without any association.
These are thus safe to delete.