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ZOMBIE SCREEN - cannot access, edit or delete corrupted screen

Question asked by Paul Wyatt - Avison Young UK on May 9, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 18, 2018 by rbrooke

Has anyone carried out changes to the database and inadvertently found that they have corrupted a screen which cannot now be accessed or deleted, creating a 'zombie' screen?


I have a number of screens which will not open.  On selecting, a prompt is offered to attempt a 'repair' (See attached), however, this only results in BOARD desktop crashing.  I consider it an occupational hazard as a developer to make structural changes which then prevent screens from resolving fully but I do not think that such issues should end up creating 'zombie' screens; unable to open and not capable of being deleted, renamed or hidden.


I'd be very interested in knowing If anyone has a process which might allow such screens to be deleted.  It is impractical for me to rebuild the capsule.  Whilst I have backups, the change leading to the issue happened a number of days ago and so is it is also impractical to use the last stable capsule and re-instate all subsequent changes.