In this post I like to cover how to delete revisions in XMind. XMind is my current favourite mind mapping program, and I'll be doing some periodic tutorials on YoureMakingMe.com
OK, so why should you care?
When you working with XMind, or other programs with revisions for that matter, you can quickly build up a lot of different revisions.
By periodically going in and deleting revisions, you're able to keep your workflow streamlined and effective. It also keeps the file size lower (which isn't a huge deal).
This video shows you exactly how to delete revisions in XMind 2012 and up:
Strongly Worded and Stern-faced Recommendation
Although I feel this is a basic procedure, I highly recommend that you back up your XMind file before doing this.
There's not really a risk, but I don't want you coming back later and being upset because you need something from 10 months ago and you deleted the revisions without making a backup.
I've never had to use my revisions, but I regularly backup my data.
6 simple steps to delete revisions in XMind
- Make sure you backup the current file. If you start deleting revisions you're eliminating any chance of going back to previous versions of your mind map.
- In XMind, go to the VIEW menu
- Click on OTHER at the bottom of the list.
- When the pop-up box comes up, select Editing History. Click OK.
- Select the revisions you want to delete. Use the dates to figure out how far back you want want to save. I'd recommend keeping at least four or five revisions depending on how long how often you use XMind.
- Click the Red X button at the top right of the window.
And there you have it. If you've backed to your hard drive, removable media, and to the cloud, you should always have enough information to get whatever you've stored, even if you need to back months or years.