If evidence is scheduled for deletion, you can extend how long Evidence.com retains the evidence before adding it to the deletion queue. The period of time that the retention is extended is equal to the length of the retention policy currently in effect for the evidence. The category assigned to the evidence determines the retention policy. If more than one category is assigned to evidence, the longest retention policy is applied.
For example, if an evidence file is assigned a category with a 30-day retention policy and deletion is scheduled 20 days from today, extending the retention period would reschedule deletion to 50 days from today.
On the View Evidence page, if the evidence is scheduled for deletion, the Extend Retention Period link appears on the right side of the page.
- Click Extend Retention Period.
A confirmation message box shows the new deletion date.
- On the confirmation message box, click OK.
The View Evidence page includes the updated deletion date.