What should I do if files cannot be deleted from an S series switch

For S series switches (except S1700 switches), you can run the delete command in the user view to delete a file.
1. If the file fails to be deleted, check whether the file is a protected file, such as a configuration file, patch file, or system software package file that is in use. Protected files cannot be deleted. To delete a version file in use, delete it in the BootROM menu. After a version file is deleted, the switch cannot use this version file for startup. Exercise caution when deciding to delete a version file.
2. If the file is not a protected file and fails to be deleted, run the reset recycle-bin command in the user view to clear the recycle bin. If the recycle bin fails to be cleared, run the format command in the user view to format the storage medium.

Note that all files in the recycle bin will be cleared after the reset recycle-bin command is executed, and all files and directories in the storage medium will be cleared after the format command is executed. All these files and directories cannot be retrieved. Exercise caution when deciding to run these commands.

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