Undeletable objects

Describe the bug

:new: After the @peach’s method Undeletable objects - #13 by peach those Objects became unselectable and forever loading Objects.

:new: Since this reports, many more Page Objects Type has been affected.

Among all the objects I have deleted, for one of them I couldn’t neither deleted it nor modify the type of this persistent object.


To Reproduce

:new: All the current reports concur towards a problem with the default Page Object Type.

Here is detailed videos of the behavior.



This object cannot be deleted from the Android app either.


Expected behavior

I expect this objects to be deletable.


System Information:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Device: Personal Computer
  • Anytype Version: 0.23.5
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  • OS: OxygenOS 11.0.5.1.GM21BA (Android 11)
  • Device: OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Anytype Version: 0.5.2-alpha (0.17.24)

Additional context

1st method that has failed. I have reinstalled Anytype several times properly and deleted all trails of the AppData folders, but nothing helps.
2nd method that has failed. @peach's method

The undeletable page can be deleted via old version of Anytype Windows desktop, for instance 0.21.0.


The page can be moved to the bin by the button in the mainpage and then deleted in bin.


Note that both the Android & Windows side contain local files that make the undeletable page being a ghost object that exists in the search list, sets and sidebar history even after the deletion via old version Anytype.
You have to delete the android app and reinstall it to remove the undeletable page on Android, and delete the Windows software and its local files in roaming then reinstall it to solve the ghost object problem.
Then get back to the latest version

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Yes, I had the same problem.

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"Had"? Did it resolve itself or did you do something specific?

I wasn’t able to solve the problem, I just put the non-deletable page into an error message page called anytype

Oh I see, I put too much hope in your answer :sweat_smile:

Having it in linux not on windows.

This is an object stuck in sync when sync or deleting of an object

Interesting, because on my side this Object is perfectly synchronized, as much on Desktop as on Mobile. :thinking:
Thanks for your feedback, it will surely be useful for the devs.

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Until this update (0.24) I was still unable to successfully resolve this issue. At present, I have 3 pages that cannot be deleted.

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Can you confirm me that your three undeletable Objects are Page Type, or are they of different types each?

For me that’s the default Page Type for all fo them.

Yes, the file I can’t delete is the default page type (page)


Expect to fix this problem quickly, but the official staff does not seem to have noticed the problem

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For your record, the correct terminology is rather:
"I can’t delete is the default Object type (page)" because it’s all about Object in Anytype :wink:

I mentioned this bug to the staff during the last Discord session but unfortunately the audio connection was not working well enough for me to understand the core of the problem, but I need to contact someone on the forum for help on this issue.

The undeletable page can be deleted via old version of Anytype Windows desktop, for instance 0.21.0.

The page can be moved to the bin by the button in the mainpage and then deleted in bin.
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If you go to the search box and open the page, it shows the object doesn’t exist.
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Note that both the Android & Windows side contain local files that make the undeletable page being a ghost object that exists in the search list, sets and sidebar history even after the deletion via old version Anytype. You have to delete the android app and reinstall it to remove the undeletable page on Android, and delete the Windows software and its local files in roaming then reinstall it to solve the ghost object problem.

  • Windows: 0.24.0
  • Android: 0.6.0
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Thank you for your bug investigation! Now it remains to know if the bug can still reappear after this cleaning procedure, or if this one actually solves the problem once and for all.

Well… I tried the @peach’s method with an old v0.21.1 of mine, and the bug is getting worse as those Objects became unselectable and forever loading Objects. But it brings the benefit of:

1. Reset the delete feature for every new Page Object Type.
2. Allowing to erase all the residual objects of the Graph view

I’m sorry for that. But I did delete the ‘undeletable page’ without any bugs. Have you changed back to the latest Desktop version (0.24.0) ?

No problem, for now, I only use anytype to find bugs and improvements. Your method was worth trying, and the fact that it did not have the same result for me may help the developers.

Of course I came back to the lastest version after all your steps :sweat_smile: The thing is, I didn’t do it through the In-app update system. Is that the way you did it too?

I have the same problem with a couple of objects. And also they are default Page Type. Pretty much as AyneHencer described.

In case it helps, I also noticed that the text below the name of the object (Object Type, Created by…) is aligned to center, instead of left. This can be seen in the pictures/videos shared above.

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Welcome back to the forum, thank you for this observation. I mentioned you in the description.

I also encountered this problem
Version: 0.25.0
Any newly created type cannot be deleted
:tired_face:

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