How to delete and overwrite a translation memory

In this brief article, let's look at how to delete and overwrite translation memories (TMs).

How to delete a translation memory

If you don't need a TM, select it from your TM list and click Delete.


Keep in mind that you can't delete a TM if it is still in use in any project. If such a TM has to be deleted, you may add another TM for the project or delete the whole project.

Also, please note that a deleted TM cannot be restored.

How to overwrite a translation memory

If you realize that a TM contains erroneous information, you can overwrite the content with updated, correct, data.

Option 1
If you already have another approved version of the TM in an existing file, you can use that file. 

Option 2
You can also download the TM in a TMX format and use a text editor to make corrections as needed.  

When you overwrite a translation memory, the Smartcat system removes all existing translation units from the TM. Only after this step does it then import the correct TMX, SDLTM, or XLSX file.

Overwrite a TM in three steps

Step 1
Select it from your TM list and click Overwrite TM

Step 2
Click Add and select the file from your computer

Step 3
Click Import

Smartcat will process the file overwrite command and display messages to inform you of its progress.

That's it! With this information, you should now know how to delete and overwrite your TMs in Smartcat.


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