As you see on the screenshot I have many meshes in the DataBlock view of the Outliner, but in fact, I use only 3.

How to delete rest of them ?

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Here is video describing the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM9Rr1gnL5g

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    $\begingroup$ If you save the file and open it again, will it be removed? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 5, 2015 at 10:41
  • $\begingroup$ After several savings and openings the file (and viewing the list of meshes in Object Tab), yes, but I assume there must be a better way then just reloading project hoping that this time it will helps... $\endgroup$
    – evilferber
    Commented Jul 5, 2015 at 11:05
  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately not, but you could use python: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/32349/… $\endgroup$
    – p2or
    Commented Jul 5, 2015 at 12:17
  • $\begingroup$ I usually press File>Revert instead of closing and re-opening, you have save your file first of course $\endgroup$
    – Ahmed Ali
    Commented Dec 6, 2017 at 8:42

1 Answer 1


Change the outliner view mode to "Orphan Data" instead of "Datablocks".
To the right of the search field in the header is a "Purge All" button;
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and may simplify your problem.

This button essentially performs the save and reload process in one click, which in turn invokes Blenders garbage collection routines.

  • $\begingroup$ Well... In Orphan Data I see here only "brushes". And of course pressing "Purge All" button doesn't help. $\endgroup$
    – evilferber
    Commented Jul 5, 2015 at 16:47

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