I'm relatively new to using Node-Red.
I've been able to create several flows, but this is not like any development environment I've ever worked with.
When Node-Red opens in a browser the old flow is present; I've already exported the old flows and would like to create a completely new set of flows. How, can the old flows be completely cleared from the editor?
I've tried deleting the tabs, but the flows remain in a list on the right; if you click one of those flows the tab reappears. I would like to reinitialize the development environment as it was when originally installed.
you can find it in the startup info on the console
7 Mar 00:15:50 - [info]
Welcome to Node-RED
7 Mar 00:15:50 - [info] Node-RED version: v3.0.0
7 Mar 00:15:50 - [info] Node.js version: v16.16.0
7 Mar 00:15:50 - [info] Windows_NT 10.0.19044 x64 LE
7 Mar 00:15:52 - [info] Loading palette nodes
7 Mar 00:16:00 - [info] Dashboard version 3.3.1 started at /ui
7 Mar 00:16:01 - [info] Settings file : c:\Users\OEEHo\.node-red2\settings.js
7 Mar 00:16:01 - [info] Context store : 'memoryOnly' [module=memory]
7 Mar 00:16:01 - [info] Context store : 'file' [module=localfilesystem]
7 Mar 00:16:01 - [info] User directory : c:\Users\OEEHo\.node-red2
7 Mar 00:16:01 - [warn] Projects disabled : editorTheme.projects.enabled=false
7 Mar 00:16:01 - [info] Flows file : c:\Users\OEEHo\.node-red2\flows.json
7 Mar 00:16:01 - [info] Server now running at http://127.0.0.1:1881/
7 Mar 00:16:02 - [warn]
Yeah Colin, I was able to read what MacatronicMade wrote, but smanjunath's suggestion was the most useful to me.
I would have still preferred a more formalized method of reinitializing the Node-Red IDE. Such as when on Exporting all flows the flows.json file is reinitialized; perhaps to include a popup that gives the option the reinitialize on full-export.
Absolutely not. Then every time you export in order to make a backup you would have that annoying popup, and in addition a careless click would destroy your flows.
If, in a LibreOffice or Word document, you selected and exported the full contents you would not expect it to delete your original would you?
It is very unusual to want to discard the current flows file, but if it is necessary then deleting the flows file is, after all, a very easy thing to do.
I'd recommend using the 'Projects' feature instead of your current method. You can then keep as many Flows as you want, separate them - your choice. But each Project becomes a separate file that makes it easier to understand the contents / features / focus. Much like a Word or Excel document...