I'd like to manually change the status column of a record in file_managed. The file URI is located in a permanent location. I simply forgot to change the status to 0 before performing file_save. I have no need to for all the hooks to get called associated with saving a file. So is it safe to manually update the status field in a file_managed record?
Along the same line, if there are no references to a particular fid in file_managed (ie no corresponding records in file_usage and no other fid references), is it safe to remove the file_managed record altogether?