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How to remove fragments from the memory while translating?

Hello, I know I'm able to add fragments to memory as I translate without having to open the TM editor. Is it possible to do the opposite (to remove fragments) while translating?

I want to be able to eliminate those nonsense terms that are suggested the same way I can add a new fragment to memory.

In yet another addition to previous post, for the world to enjoy/comment...

Procedure to merge tmx memories in a new tmx memory

All commands executed from menu bar (besides new/open project).

I recommend to create a new working folder with all the tmx files you want to merge.

You may want to backup or duplicate this folder every five minutes.

Take care that you not save older instances of your New memory over newer ones in this procedure (there can be several open if you experiment, you see them tabbed in Translations Memory pane).

  • Create new or open project
  • Create New memory
  • Select Join memory
  • Select the required tmx memory
  • Repeat command above for all memories to be merged
  • Save your New memory

Jan: searching I can do as in the screen shot below?

Yes, and MS or MT for Source/Target Memory. Or use Edit | Find.

So: checking to segments, number of entries et cetera, this seems to work using the 'Browse memory' command as below, yes?

Never used it. Too new for me. You can close the current project, and drop the resulting TM on the DashBoard, and select Edit TMX file (I think it's called).



I need to translate your recommendations to commands in Caftran to make it work in my head (and on screen).

So: searching I can do as in the screen shot below? (Does not work for words in trans' mem', neither source or target).

So: checking to segments, number of entries et cetera, this seems to work using the 'Browse memory' command as below, yes?

Jan: How do I know all 13 files have been merged in this one?

By checking it. Like a search for specific terms, looking at the number of entries, you name it.


In addition to my previous post: 

I have tried out the 'import files in folder' command.

It is bizarre that this is not a command but an option you can checkmark in the menu!

The options under import are too difficult for me to understand.

Does anyone know if this a good way to merge existing tmx's, or should I look elsewhere?


You'll have to save it (as one file) after opening the folder.

Not only there isn't a manual, changes aren't communicated either. My first solution used to work, but lots of people (including me, years ago) made the same "mistake" as you did, Jan. So IK changed it. Makes sense. It also confuses elderly translators...



I can indeed open (with a project open) a folder full of tmx files with "Open Memories folder". 

Though in the Translations Memory pane I only see segments of a most recent translation.

How do I know all 13 files have been merged in this one?

And then I noted this, see screenshot. Isn't that the way to go for my problem, i.e. merging tmx's to one big tmx?

I will try it out.

But the option below Open Memory... Open Memories Folder does seem to work.


It sure looks like that IK copulated it up again.


Does not work. Mind that selecting "Memory/Open memory" shows the text help window "Browse for an existing translation memory file", NOT folder. 

amos: you can't do this with an open project.

Yes you can.


Jan, your problem is your workflow.
Hans is talking about merging TMXs, you've opened a project - you can't do this with an open project.
Close the project, then follow Hans instructions above.


Select the folder (one click), then select Open.


Hi Hans,

I don't see how I can open the folder, I can only select it and then it opens showing the files.

My command flow (after opening CT en opening a project in the correct language pair):

in menu bar:

1/ Memory

2/ Open memory

Jan: I can only open selected files. 

That's because you're one step too far. I stressed: "select the folder ("all-tm", not the individual TMX files

So select the folder, and then click Open.


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