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I have created a new data input using files and directories option in splunk web.
I have put 3 excel files.
Later I have found some errors in files and I have deleted the host using host=A |delete command.
Later I try to recreated data source with same excel files.
This time host is not populating and displaying in search.
Any idea why this is happening.

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It is happening because Splunk knows that it already read these files and will not index them twice. You can reset the file pointers for these files usingbtprobe. Here is a good question/answer that describe this:

btprobe and re-indexing data

Documentation on btprobe

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