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Currently when I choose to "Delete Hidden Layers", it deletes all hidden layer from all the artboards. How to delete hidden layers from some specific artboard only.

Obviously, in a basic setup it doesn't make much difference, but when you're working on 40-50 artboards setup with over 5-8 thousand of images then it really matters

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    Can you explain in a bit more detail why you want to delete these hidden layers from just one artboard?
    – SSDesigns
    Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 10:18
  • @SSDesigns OK, Suppose I'm working on a mobile app with 20 screens, to reduce recursive design I 'intentionally' hide some layer on some particular screens like a pop-up window on the home screen or navigation drawers on some other screen. But in the design process when I want to delete all unused layer from any artboard in one click it deletes all from all the artboards. Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 12:10
  • Ah I understand. Unfortunately, I don't think that there is a way to just selectively delete the hidden layers from just a single artboard.
    – SSDesigns
    Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 19:27
  • It's a command that applies to all artboards, even locking your hidden layers will not protect them from being deleted. I'm quite certain this isn't possible at all.
    – Levano
    Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 10:47
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    Just so you know.... you cannot apply a bounty to your own answer.
    – Welz
    Commented Feb 5, 2018 at 1:54

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Answering to my own question after 4 Days, maybe it helps to someone else.

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Deleting all hidden layers from a selected Artboard is simple once you follow these steps:

  1. Select the Artboard where you want to delete all of the hidden layers

    You can select more than one at a time

  2. Change Layer Filter to > Artboard

    Layer Filter is located in Layers Panel, it is the first Element

  3. Select > Delete Hidden Layers

    Delete Hidden Layers option is located in Layers Panel's Menu

  4. Now Change Layer Filter to > Kind

Done! All hidden layers are deleted from selected Artboard(s) only.

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    I don’t know why you keep rolling back the edits but please stop using blockquotes and code formatting for things other than quotes or code
    – Cai
    Commented Feb 6, 2018 at 8:01

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