Is it safe to delete this 112 GB file in my google folder


  1. Posts : 153
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 20H1 (Os Build 19043.1165)
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    Is it safe to delete this 112 GB file in my google folder


    Hello I just found out that a huge file is taking up almost 112 GB in my drive c please see screenshot below



    Can someone please tell me what is this file and is it safe to delete it ???

    The folder path is this

    C:\Users\Username****\AppData\Local\Google\DriveFS\115124464675852143927\content_cache\d46\d119

    Can someone please guide me.

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    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    It's not a system file that belongs to Windows 10 so yes it's safe to delete it.
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  3. Posts : 153
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 20H1 (Os Build 19043.1165)
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    FreeBooter said:
    It's not a system file that belongs to Windows 10 so yes it's safe to delete it.
    No but would it have any effect on my chrome & it's setting etc etc
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    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    kufr said:
    No but would it have any effect on my chrome & it's setting etc etc
    The only thing it may affect are files pending upload to your Google Drive. See here for more details and how to clear the cache.

    WARNING: If files are pending upload to Drive, deleting the cache may cause the files to be lost
    How to clear Google Drive File Stream cache | Medium
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  5. Posts : 3,013
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #5

    Like Bree said, it's cache on your Google Drive.

    How to Delete Google Drive's Cache
    That's one way to clear it too.



    In my Google Chrome, I only have this selected to be cleared, yet in yours, look for the entry with many GB in size, and that's most likely it. I like keeping my browsing history, download history, etc, as references and stuff, but the locally cached images and files of web pages are completely useless, because when I go back to the web page, then it will load again:

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 20H1 (Os Build 19043.1165)
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    pepanee said:
    Like Bree said, it's cache on your Google Drive.

    How to Delete Google Drive's Cache
    That's one way to clear it too.



    In my Google Chrome, I only have this selected to be cleared, yet in yours, look for the entry with many GB in size, and that's most likely it. I like keeping my browsing history, download history, etc, as references and stuff, but the locally cached images and files of web pages are completely useless, because when I go back to the web page, then it will load again:

    Is it safe to delete this 112 GB file in my google folder-image.png
    I'll read up how to clear google drive option apart from that I also did check the clear browsing data and in advanced I do not have anything in GB's my cached images and files are around 300 mb

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    Bree said:
    The only thing it may affect are files pending upload to your Google Drive. See here for more details and how to clear the cache.

    How to clear Google Drive File Stream cache | Medium
    I have never ever set up my pc to sync to google drive I have uploaded files in the past to my google drive but have never left anything pending to date. So I really do not know what this 112GB file is plus .... Guess I will simply delete it and see since I'm sure whatever was left pending I already have that file in my pc
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  7. Posts : 3,013
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
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    kufr said:
    ... Guess I will simply delete it and see since I'm sure whatever was left pending I already have that file in my pc
    Before deleting it, (which I'm sure that if you did, nothing bad will happen), you can rename it to something like: "6612 (old)"
    and give it a few days while using Google products on your computer with no issue. When you see no issue, you can go ahead and delete it.

    Also the reason why I think nothing bad will happen is because the modification date of that file is slightly more than a year old, so it hasn't been modified/updated/etc in more than a year.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 20H1 (Os Build 19043.1165)
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    pepanee said:
    Before deleting it, (which I'm sure that if you did, nothing bad will happen), you can rename it to something like: "6612 (old)"
    and give it a few days while using Google products on your computer with no issue. When you see no issue, you can go ahead and delete it.

    Also the reason why I think nothing bad will happen is because the modification date of that file is slightly more than a year old, so it hasn't been modified/updated/etc in more than a year.
    Thanks for the kind reply. Before deleting I did check the file with file viewer and it was a video file. Then I played it with my video player and it was an old file which I already had in my pc so I deleted it.
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  9. Posts : 3,013
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #9

    Okay. Glad you figured out what it was.
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