Imported File Types

Once we import and ingest files that you upload to a particular audience, those files are displayed on the Files page (see "Check the Status of an Uploaded File" for more information).

Several different file types might be displayed, depending on how long ago each file was imported and whether a file was imported as part of a group of files. When deleting a file or files from an audience, the file type of the files selected for deletion might require the deletion of additional files.

A compacted file is a file that was imported at least 180 days ago which has been "compacted" to store it more efficiently. These files are indicated by the compacted file icon (C-Check_Status_of_Uploaded_File-compacted_icon.jpg).

To delete a compacted file, all other compacted files that are older than the compacted file being deleted must also be deleted. When deleting a compacted file or files, a confirmation popup displays the names of the additional files that will be deleted:

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Note

When deleting a compacted file or files where no older compacted files exist, no confirmation popup is displayed before deletion.

A grouped file is a file that was imported as part of a group of files in the same import. To delete a grouped file, all of the other files in that import group must be deleted. When deleting a grouped file or files, a confirmation popup displays the additional files that will be deleted:

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A uncompacted file is a file that was imported less than 180 days ago. These files are indicated by the uncompacted file icon (C-Check_Status_of_Uploaded_File-uncompacted_icon.jpg). When deleting a single uncompacted file (that is not a "grouped" file), no confirmation popup is displayed before deletion.