Ok, I’ve got a blend file I’ve been working on for ages, originally it started off in blender 2.65a but I’m working in 2.78c now, and will be updating to 2.79 pretty soon. And I’ve been cleaning up orphaned data, un-used materials, images which aren’t in use, textures which remained in place despite the objects which use them having been deleted…
And in the data blocks outliner I found a “text” called properties_material.py. Clearly it is some sort of python script, but it isn’t set to autorun and I haven’t been using it anywhere that I know of. The data blocks outliner says it has 1 user, I’m not sure what is using it.
I’d like to delete this text from my blend file, but I am concerned it might be somehow in use for something important and that deleing it might mess up something in my file (perhaps mess up some of my materials (all blender internal materials), or maybe corrupt the file if this text file continues to be referenced but no longer exists. So i need to track down the user for this text, what might be wanting it? How do I find this out and hence determine whether I dare delete the weird piece of text.
I find also that when I use the “external data” options under"file" to “find missing files” the name and a filepath for properties_material.py shows up as a missing file, even though I can look at and read it in the text editor window of the blend file.
I will post later, once at the correct PC, the contents of this text into a reply on this thread.
Also if anyone could briefly look at the text and suggest what it might be doing and how it got into the blender file in the first place then that would be helpful. It is not in all of the blend files I’ve made, but it does crop up in a specific one and I can’t work out why.
EDIT: got back to relevant PC with file on it, realised that mystery text is called properties_material.py NOT material_properties.py