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    [SUPPORT] Assets Cleaner - Project Cleaning Tool support thread

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    This is the support thread for the Assets Cleaner - Project Cleaning Tool
    Please leave any question, feedback or issues as a comment below and we'll get back to you asap.



    Documentation available here


    Description:

    When a project has been in development for a while, or after a period of prototyping, it is common to have a lot of leftover assets that are not used anymore.
    These assets are taking up disk space, slowing the editor and build times down, and affecting build size.

    Assets Cleaner is a simple tool that quickly lists all unused assets in a project and allow managing them directly from the tool, helping keep your project clean and lean.

    Are you tired of having to manually migrate assets over to a new project whenever you want to delete assets you no longer use?
    These days are over! Assets Cleaner takes care of it for you!

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    Features:
    • Scan and list Unused Assets
    • See Assets disk size
    • Easily browse the list with Filters (name, type, folder), and columns sorting (name, type, folder, size)
    • Manage assets directly from the tool:
      • Find in Content Browser
      • Find in System's File Browser
      • Edit Asset
      • Delete Assets (using the editor's Delete Assets window)
      • Move files
      • View selected assets in the Reference Viewer graph to have a nice graph view of all references and dependencies
      • View selected assets in the Size Map to have a visual representation of disk space usage in selected assets
    • Warning message shows up when unused Redirectors are found, with a step by step guide on how to fix Redirectors in the Content Browser.


    Important/Additional Notes:
    • Because some functionalities require the Editor plugin "AssetManagerEditor" to be enabled (it is by default), a warning will show up and options will be disabled, if it is not detected.
    • It is not recommended to use the custom blueprint functions that come with this plugin (found in the AssetCleanerPlugin section), as they are meant for the plugin's internal use only and support is not provided for those.
    Last edited by Christoufu; 09-20-2019, 02:47 AM.

    #2
    Update: Assets Cleaner has been released on the marketplace: https://www.unrealengine.com/marketp...989122c043ae21
    Please leave any question or feedback below

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      #3
      Update 01 is live!
      Includes:
      • A few minor fixes
      • Better plugin dependencies handling (avoids situation where projects wouldn't load if AssetRegistryEditor plugin was disabled)

      Thanks everyone for the support, I've been blown away by the reception on the marketplace!

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        #4
        Update: For anyone having crashes when opening levels after the tool had been opened, Epic just fixed the issue in 4.23.1
        Please update the engine (no need to update the tool)

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          #5
          Assets Cleaner has been updated to 4.24
          Enjoy!

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            #6
            Currently I can select all or a single file, but there is no way of choose several selected files. And not shortcut of any kind will help.

            Also the right click functions won't appear

            running it in 4.23.1

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              #7
              Love this tool, works well!
              Would be great if it could be scoped to a single folder though, e.g. via right click menu for a folder in Content Browser, otherwise it shows a lot of noise from marketplace assets that you're not (yet) using. Also an (optional?) toolbar button perhaps?

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                #8
                I have this warning (image attached) but nothing happen after "How to" button click. How to fix that? UE4.23
                Last edited by Z studio; 04-29-2020, 10:44 AM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Z studio View Post
                  I have this warning (image attached) but nothing happen after "How to" button click. How to fix that? UE4.23
                  This error means some of your assets have unresolved redirectors.
                  To fix them, all you need to do is right click on your content folder (the top folder), and choose Fix Up Redirectors. It will try and fix them all up (make sure you save everything it asks for)
                  Once that's done just click refresh in the asset cleaner tool and it should be all good

                  let me know if that doesn't do it

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                    #10
                    Assets Cleaner has been updated to 4.25!
                    https://www.unrealengine.com/marketp...cleaning-tool/

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Christoufu View Post

                      This error means some of your assets have unresolved redirectors.
                      To fix them, all you need to do is right click on your content folder (the top folder), and choose Fix Up Redirectors. It will try and fix them all up (make sure you save everything it asks for)
                      Once that's done just click refresh in the asset cleaner tool and it should be all good

                      let me know if that doesn't do it
                      Works like a charm. Thanks.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Z studio View Post

                        Works like a charm. Thanks.
                        Glad it's all working for you now!

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                          #13
                          Hi,
                          my friend have your plugged 4.24 and her project 4.25.
                          she want use your plugged at her project 4.25.
                          but it show this error "Assets Cleaner plugged designed for build 4.24".
                          and she cant run her project anymore.
                          and we read your document. and we have "Asset Manager Editor" Enabled.

                          is there any solution? can run your plugged v 4.24 on her project 4.25 without re-download it?

                          i know the size just 35M but we dont have internet at the moment. we using mobile internet.

                          please any fix. any idea
                          Sorry about my English we are not english.

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                            #14
                            Hi there.
                            For the plug-in to work with 4.25, you need to download the 4.25 version from the epic launcher. That's the best way.

                            if you're not able to do that, there is one other way, but you will need to have visual studio installed on your computer.
                            first copy the plug-in from the unreal 4.24 folder to the 4.25 folder, in the same place (your unreal 4.25 folder /plugins/marketplace/assets cleaner)
                            Then can use notepad to edit the .uplugin file andcand engine version from 4.24.0 to 4.25.0
                            then launch your project and it will tell you you need to recompile. Say yes, and hope it works.

                            Please note that I cannot guarantee the plug-in will work correctly if you choose to do it this way. The recommended way is to use the launcher to download 4.25 version.

                            Hope this helps

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                              #15
                              Hi Christoufu.
                              Thanks for your reply.
                              you are really kind man.

                              i do your idea for update your plug-in from 4.24.0 to 4.25.0.
                              i copy the file to D:\build_game\unreal_engine_luncher\UE_4.25\Engine\Plugins\Marketplace\
                              and change "EngineVersion": "4.25.0", inside AssetsCleaner.uplugin
                              but its say
                              ‚Äč
                              what mean IDE?
                              can you open AssetsCleaner.uplugin and send me picture to inside code?

                              i have 30Mib in my mobile internet and i don't want spend all my internet. so i cant update from unreal engine.
                              NOTE: we run unreal engine offline mod and work in project.

                              Sorry if i annoyed you. And Thank you.
                              And your plug-in awesome i was using it. but i leave the project lot time and now we back

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