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Re: Deleting zombie entries in left-hand pane and data loss
I just spent some time looking at those zombies and it turns out that virtually all of them are the result of page renames. Although the box “update x pages linking to this page” was checked, this appears to have been unsuccessful in some cases. Particularly pages with implied page names and positions (i.e. link target typed into text) are stubborn.
Of course, inspecting the backlink and correcting the syntax is a little tedious but gets rid of the zombies effectively, thanks for the reminder, everything looks a lot better now.
> On 13. Nov 2017, at 15:43, SultansOfSwing <sultansofswing@xxxxxx> wrote:
> I'd suspect these 'ghost entries' correspond to some text you have
> entered recently. It is one of Zim's powers to turn any words looking
> like page addresses (starting with a plus, or containing a colon) into
> links which you can immediately click to create the page you have
> 'mentioned'. And as long as you don't click on it, these pages appear
> greyed out in the index.
> As I very often write about computer names and ports, delimited by
> colon, I got used to the habit to mark the link (you recognize it
> immediately by its blue color) and press Ctrl+9 for "clear all
> formatting". At the next save (or autosave) the ghost entry goes away.