Why are there still Files remaining after Deletion?

I’ve noticed that when I delete any files from the UE4 Content Browser, it actually doesn’t delete them from the Project in my Computer.


BP_Hanging_Lights was only just created after I revised the previous ones, (BP_Hanging_Light, BP_Hanging_Light2)

The original 2 are now removed yet leave a 2kb file behind,

My Questions are…

  1. Do these files get Removed when the game is Packaged?
  2. Can I remove these files myself Manually or is my new file Dependant to them?
  3. Or is our process of revision messy and causing this problem?



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