How to delete Captured Activities (Windows)

You can delete the Captured Activities tracked in your Memory Aid individually, or all together.

Memtime keeps track of all the activities that happen within your device, and displays them in your Memory Aid, specifically in the Captured Activities section. 

Captured Activities are locally stored in your device, which means that no one but you can have access to them. At the same time, you have multiple options to delete them: 

  • Individual deletion of Captured Activities
  • Bulk deletion of Captured Activities
  • Complete reset of your Memtime app


Individual deletion of Captured Activities


No matter which zoom option you have set, Memtime will still track all your activities. The system will show, as the main activity of a block of time, the most prevalent one.


The logic of deleting Captured Activities is important, because single activities instead of time blocks are going to be deleted. 


Once a captured activity is deleted, the second most prevalent activity will be displayed as the main one within the block of time, and so on up until the deletion of all the activities. This is because Memtime really does track all of your activities to prevent any tracking data loss. 




You can also make a multiple selection by using Ctrl + left-click the Captured Activities you want to delete. Then, you can right-click on any of the selected activities and delete all selected items. 


When all the activities in a block of time are individually deleted, Memtime will show a blank slot.

Bulk deletion of Captured Activities


Please, be careful as you handle your data because manipulating your Memtime files might lead to data loss.


You can also opt to do a bulk deletion of your Captured Activities. It is important to be aware that this procedure will erase all the Captured Activities that your Memtime app has ever tracked, so please follow carefully the next steps: 

  1. Quit Memtime completely by clicking on the small Memtime icon in the app bar (right-click on the Memtime icon, then select "Quit Memtime").

  2. Navigate to the Memtime data folder. You can get to the folder with the databases as follows:

     C:\Users\"Your user"\AppData\Local\Memtime\User


    If you cannot find any of the folders, you can enable the option to view hidden folders.




  3. The final step is to find the User folder (C:\Users\"Your user"\AppData\Local\Memtime\User) and open it. Open it and look for a file called core, which contains your Captured Activities. You can delete it. 


Once you run your Memtime app again, no Captured Activities will be shown.


Complete reset of your Memtime app


Last, If you want to proceed with a complete reset of your Memtime app, that will include the deletion of your Captured Activities, as well as Time Entries and user settings, you can completely delete your Memtime folder. 

To do it, follow the steps of the previous section in order to find it and then delete it. You can get to the Memtime folder as follows:


 C:\Users\"Your user"\AppData\Local\Memtime



After doing so, you can run your Memtime app again to go through a fresh configuration process. 


Please, be aware that the data deletion caused by the previous process is irreversible. For this reason, we recommend you to make a backup copy of your data, just in case you need it. If you want to learn more about how to make a backup copy of your data, click here

You can watch this video to see a demonstration of how these deletion options work: