/FDELE, Ident, Stat
Deletes a binary file after it is used.

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ANSYS file name identifier. Valid identifiers are: EMAT, ESAV, FULL, SUB, MODE, DSUB, USUB, OSAV, and SELD. See the Basic Analysis Guide for file descriptions.


Keep or delete key:



Keep this file.



Delete (or do not write, if not necessary) this file.

Command Default

Keep all files.


Deletes as soon as possible (or prevents writing) a binary file created by the ANSYS program to save space.

Caution:  Deleting files that are necessary for the next substep, load step, or analysis will prevent continuation of the run.

This command is valid only at the Begin Level.

Menu Paths

Utility Menu>File>File Options

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