Created On:  13 October 2010

Problem:

We noticed that the "Extracts" folder in their Workspace folder has gotten very large.  We want to know the exact reason behind the existence of this folder and whether it can be removed or cleaned up in order to free up space on the server.

Resolution:

The Extracts folder in a Workspace directory is critical and vital to the Workspace.  It contains parse-tree information that is accessed by several different tools such as Impact or IMS Analysis.  Deleting this folder would almost certainly causes crashes in those tools.

As these contain information about each verified object, the size of the folder tends to be proportional to the size of the Workspace itself.  For large Workspaces with a lot of source code, the Extracts folder will be very large as well.
Incident #2475376