You will need to open Task Manager > Kill EdmServer.exe.
Type ATTRIB [path to your view] -s
Then the View will look like a typical Windows folder
Delte the Folder.
Kip Speck CEPA
Thank you for your reply Kip. However, I did not attempt your solution as the following response was received via a service-request and was successful prior to receipt of your message.
Note: You should only remove a file vault view manually if you are certain that there are no files checked out (locked) in that view. Before following the instructions below, try to remove the file vault view by right-clicking the file vault root and select "delete file vault view". If the deletion does not work, proceed with the manual remove. To remove the local view “manually” you could do as follows: 1. Delete the registry key for the view: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\Databases\[VAULTNAME] (On x64 OS also delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\Databases\[VAULTNAME] 2. Delete the corresponding vault name entry for the view under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\DatabaseID 3. Delete the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\ConisioAdmin 4. Open a command prompt, step into the view and change the attributes of desktop.ini using: attrib –s –h –r desktop.ini 5. Delete desktop.ini (type DEL Desktop.ini) 6. Close command prompt (type EXIT) 7. Close any existing Windows Explorer windows and re-open explorer. 8. Delete the (now a local yellow folder) file vault view cache folder.
Yep, That was correct, I was answering from memory. glad you got the solutions.
This was the answer for me. After sifting through the registry and deleting everything in Noel's post the vault view would still reappear. I was about to go crazy trying to wipe it from the machine.
What does the -s switch do?
The vault view is actually a "system" folder, the -s means to delete the system flag.