Windows 10: Clear up AppData folder/s Solved

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  1. Posts : 12,499
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Mar 2016 #21

    Just to make sure everybody knows it can't be a vault
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  2.    18 Mar 2016 #22

    axe0 said: View Post
    I can't find such a file in my bitdefender installation.
    What Bitdefender version are you using? AV, AV+, IS, TS?
    I'm currently using BitDefender IS 2016 but I recently downgraded from TS about a month ago, but the disk space problems been happening for alot longer than that.


    pyramid10 said: View Post
    Depending on the BitDefender version used, might it be a "vault" option available and exercised?
    pyramid10 said: View Post

    It is strange to have a dynamic file in the installation folder, rather than in an AppData folder.

    I do use the vault, but I have very little in it so I'm not sure thats what the problem would be.

    swarfega said: View Post
    Ccleaner will go some way to help with this process. Removing old folders from uninstalled apps.


    Already got CCleaner pro and at most it gets rid of 100MB to 1 GB.
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  3. Posts : 12,499
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Mar 2016 #23

    Clean remove Bitdefender as a start with this file
    First: How to uninstall Bitdefender 2016
    Second: Uninstall Bitdefender
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  4.    18 Mar 2016 #24

    axe0 said: View Post
    Clean remove Bitdefender as a start with this file
    First: How to uninstall Bitdefender 2016
    Second: Uninstall Bitdefender
    Just did a repair of bitdefender and the file is now down to 1 MB haha.
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    Seems like I should be in the clear for a while now. and I have a steam game which is taking up 15 GB but I need that on the SSD or things stop working correctly... FSX SE,

    Thanks for the help guys
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  5.    18 Mar 2016 #25

    deanreid said: View Post
    Just did a repair of bitdefender and the file is now down to 1 MB haha.
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    Post your treesize then.

    80GB is a lot (unless you have games or something else huge installed). You should run compact /compactOS:always and then run the compression mentioned above by @eLPuSHeR in post #11.

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    We found (with a bit of half hearted testing admitedly, but the best we could think of) that compression in fact improved performance in almost all cases. The only time it would be bad is if you had very fast IO (like a SSD) and a really crappy CPU from the year 1936.

    See here for a start for some numbers : Any useful scenario for NTFS compression? - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Posts : 12,499
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Mar 2016 #26

    Aren't there any problems when using compression?
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  7. Posts : 7,468
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       18 Mar 2016 #27

    deanreid said: View Post
    Just did a repair of bitdefender and the file is now down to 1 MB haha.
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    Seems like I should be in the clear for a while now. and I have a steam game which is taking up 15 GB but I need that on the SSD or things stop working correctly... FSX SE,

    Thanks for the help guys
    You're welcome. Start saving for bigger SSD.
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  8.    18 Mar 2016 #28

    No there are not.

    No problem with the word no,
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  9.    19 Mar 2016 #29

    No real problems. The only drawback is that when you update something (written over) it will get decompressed. So you have to issue a compact command again. For instance, let's say you have just updated Mozilla Firefox (x86), you should run compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\program files (x86)\Mozilla firefox"\*
    Using TAB key to complete names makes it faster than it sounds.
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  10.    19 Mar 2016 #30

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    No real problems. The only drawback is that when you update something (written over) it will get decompressed. So you have to issue a compact command again. For instance, let's say you have just updated Mozilla Firefox (x86), you should run compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\program files (x86)\Mozilla firefox"\*
    Using TAB key to complete names makes it faster than it sounds.
    Good point. You can use compact without the /exe:xxx and that persists for new stuff but it only compresses 4k (the default) which is a shame. Hopefully in the future you'll be able to chose the default but I don't think you can at the moment.
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