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This is very annoying. I need to delete an action I keep hitting x and clear animation data and all that, won't leave! I have quit and reopened, there is no 0 next to the name.

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  • $\begingroup$ there is another user of this action , you are just unlinking the action from this object $\endgroup$ – Chebhou May 10 '15 at 23:10
  • $\begingroup$ So how to remove completely? $\endgroup$ – Aidan Pallian May 10 '15 at 23:12
  • $\begingroup$ i don't know the easy way but for python bpy.data.actions['my action'].user_clear() and restart $\endgroup$ – Chebhou May 10 '15 at 23:16
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    $\begingroup$ @AidanPallian Try hitting X icon while holding Shift button and then save and reopen. $\endgroup$ – Denis May 10 '15 at 23:41
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    $\begingroup$ @Denis Add that as an answer :D $\endgroup$ – VRM May 11 '15 at 0:28
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To unlink datablocks from the blend file hold Shift button and click on the X icon of the datablock. That will set the number of users to zero and it will not be saved in the blend file.

Remember to reload file after saving it.

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    $\begingroup$ it doesnt work. $\endgroup$ – RollRoll Jun 21 '15 at 16:54
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    $\begingroup$ @ThePoet Did you save the blend file and reload it after that? $\endgroup$ – Denis Jun 21 '15 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ @AdrianPallan Check to see if they are "stashed" in the NLA editor, if so open the NLA editor and delete them from there. This is a new behaviour & replaces the why are my actions lost, if a fake user wasn't added. $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Sep 10 '15 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ Does not work, the action is still there after doing this. $\endgroup$ – Black Nov 17 '17 at 9:55
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here you can use this version of blender and holding shift while pressing the x (next to the animation in the action editor) will remove the fake user not sure what changed between the updates but i know this one works

blender version 2.69 http://download.blender.org/release/Blender2.69/

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