Summary: Sometimes, it is necessary to delete a proof that is no longer relevant, or perhaps you are clearing out your old projects. The delete proof option makes this process easy, but it is necessary to point out some important information.

Available for: This option is only available to Proof Owners or users with Manage permissions for all versions of the proof you wish to delete.

Where is the feature applied? If you are the Proof Owner, the feature is automatically applied. Reviewers that are granted the Manage when creating a new proof will also have the ability to delete proofs.

Reviewer with manage permissions in Ziflow

Features outlined in this article:

  1. Removing proofs from a dashboard

  2. Restoring deleted proofs

  3. Deleting proofs from trash


Removing proofs

The Delete proof option is available from two locations:

  1. The bulk actions menu is found inside your Proof List, as shown below.

    Deleting proofs using bulk actions menu

  2. The Proof Details page is accessed by clicking on the Proof Details button inside the Proof List.

    Deleting proofs from proof details level in Ziflow

If you decide to delete a proof, it is important to note that …

  1. On the Proof Details page, you can select to delete only the last version of the proof or remove the whole project. Please note that if you click a Delete button from a Proof List level, the proofing project will be deleted entirely.

  2. If a reviewer opens a deleted proof or somebody is currently working on that proof when it is deleted, he or she will see the following warning message.

    Proof deleted screen


Restoring deleted proofs

Quite often, proofs are deleted by mistake or are removed when they are not needed anymore. If this happens and you need to restore deleted assets, you can now restore them from the trash.

If you want to recover proofs, please open the Trashed proofs filter located on the left side of your Ziflow dashboard.

Trashed proofs filter in Ziflow

This will allow you to view all projects that have been deleted. What is important here is that the list shows only proofs to which you have edit rights. You should be able to restore a proof if:

- you have an admin or manager role in Ziflow (access to all proofs);

- you are the proof owner or have manage rights on a proof.

Important note:

- Currently, we allow restoring only proofs that were deleted entirely. You cannot restore single versions of proofs that were removed. To restore specific proof versions, please get in touch with our Support.


Deleting proofs from trash

If you want to delete proofs permanently, please go to Trashed proofs in your dashboard, mark proofs to be eradicated, and confirm the action:

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