Reducing Size of Appdata directory

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David Mullens | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Feb 27 2018 4:29 PM

I have a 118 Gig SSD and a 1 Gig non-SSD. I set Logos on the SSD, but I notice the AppData directory for Logos is over 40 Gig. I would like to keep Logos on the SSD drive for the increased speed but I'm not sure I'll be able to unless I can get the AppData directory size under control.

Any suggestions? 

Thanks!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 27 2018 4:33 PM

Logos is a massive program. In addition to resources, there are large indices which assist in searches. The two things which you might be able to clear up is web cache and videos that you may have downloaded. 

How many books do you have?

In any case, you should not move Logos. You would be much better off to move almost anything else to the other drive. 

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David Mullens | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 27 2018 4:39 PM

JT (alabama24):

Logos is a massive program. In addition to resources, there are large indices which assist in searches. The two things which you might be able to clear up is web cache and videos that you may have downloaded. 

How many books do you have?

In any case, you should not move Logos. You would be much better off to move almost anything else to the other drive. 

 

I have over 4000 books. I've cleaned up my download directory and moved it, along with all the other WIndows 10 Libraries (docs, videos, pictures, etc) over to the 1 Gig D drive. If I can't reduce the size the drive, I guess I'll have to find some other programs to reinstall to the D drive.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 28 2018 2:25 PM

Here's what I've done (I have Windows 10).

1. Go to your C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Logos\Data\Your_User_Folder\WebCache folder and delete the files in there. They seem to build up over time and take up a lot of space.

2. Go to your C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Logos\Data\Your_User_Folder\ResourceManager\Downloaded folder and delete the files in there. These files are redundant since once you download new resources the resource files are saved in the 'Resources' folder.

You'll have to do this periodically because it'll build back up over time but it works.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 1 2018 2:41 AM

David Mullens:
If I can't reduce the size the drive, I guess I'll have to find some other programs to reinstall to the D drive.

Be bold and turn off System Protection for the C: drive (System > System Protection). A good backup on the D: drive is more reliable. Alternatively, restrict the size of restore points to about 4 GB.

Then use Disk Cleanup to get rid of  system folders (e.g. old Windows directories from Windows major upgrades) and temporary files, and empty the Recycle bin. This can save MANY Gigabytes of disk space.

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David Mullens | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 1 2018 11:54 AM

Kiyah:

Here's what I've done (I have Windows 10).

1. Go to your C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Logos\Data\Your_User_Folder\WebCache folder and delete the files in there. They seem to build up over time and take up a lot of space.

2. Go to your C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Logos\Data\Your_User_Folder\ResourceManager\Downloaded folder and delete the files in there. These files are redundant since once you download new resources the resource files are saved in the 'Resources' folder.

You'll have to do this periodically because it'll build back up over time but it works.

The Webcache filter didn't take up much room...but the ResourceManager did, however, in that directory Downloaded was at 0. I'm assuming I shouldn't delete the ResourceManger files though.

Thanks.

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David Mullens | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 1 2018 11:55 AM

Dave Hooton:

David Mullens:
If I can't reduce the size the drive, I guess I'll have to find some other programs to reinstall to the D drive.

Be bold and turn off System Protection for the C: drive (System > System Protection). A good backup on the D: drive is more reliable. Alternatively, restrict the size of restore points to about 4 GB.

Then use Disk Cleanup to get rid of  system folders (e.g. old Windows directories from Windows major upgrades) and temporary files, and empty the Recycle bin. This can save MANY Gigabytes of disk space.

Thanks. I'll have to give this a shot.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 1 2018 5:15 PM

No you definitely should not delete the ResourceManager folder. Just the stuff in the Downloaded folder within the ResourceManager folder if you have anything in there, but since you don't then there's nothing to delete.

I don't know if there's anything else safe to delete besides what I mentioned. Maybe you just have a really big library.

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JRS | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 3 2018 6:42 PM

Might be handy if FL would give us a housekeeping tool to periodically clean out any unnecessary buildup in the Logos directories. Run it either manually or on a schedule, and either a light cleaning or aggressive.

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Jack Hairston | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 4 2018 3:10 AM

JRS:

Might be handy if FL would give us a housekeeping tool to periodically clean out any unnecessary buildup in the Logos directories. Run it either manually or on a schedule, and either a light cleaning or aggressive.

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JRS:

Might be handy if FL would give us a housekeeping tool to periodically clean out any unnecessary buildup in the Logos directories. Run it either manually or on a schedule, and either a light cleaning or aggressive.

It's not entirely what you want, but if you've had access in the past to resources that you no longer have access to (for example, preview resources from Logos Now), you can run the command delete unlicensed resources to remove the resources files that you no longer own. Just enter that command in the command box at the top of the main window.

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JRS | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 4 2018 6:45 AM

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):

It's not entirely what you want, but if you've had access in the past to resources that you no longer have access to (for example, preview resources from Logos Now), you can run the command delete unlicensed resources to remove the resources files that you no longer own. Just enter that command in the command box at the top of the main window.

Thnx, Andrew.  As a matter of fact, I do run that command periodically.  I was thinking more of a tool that would ferret out all of the dark corners and folders where unnecessary files may hide.  Even an annotated list of these places would be nice so that we could incorporate them into, say, a batch file or maybe Ccleaner.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 4 2018 7:14 AM

JRS:
Thnx, Andrew.  As a matter of fact, I do run that command periodically.  I was thinking more of a tool that would ferret out all of the dark corners and folders where unnecessary files may hide.  Even an annotated list of these places would be nice so that we could incorporate them into, say, a batch file or maybe Ccleaner.

Logos does a pretty good job of cleaning up after itself. The only ways you can trim things are:

  • Delete the WebCache Folder (will save a lot if you have Mobile Ed videos,etc, otherwise very little).
  • Delete unlicenced resource (might save a little if you've had temporary licences).
  • Reindex all resources (might save a little if you've had temporary licences).
  • Hide large file-size resources that you don't really use (perhaps some of the image resources? might save a gig or two)

Truthfully, though, if you're having to do any of this, you're only postponing the inevitable. The inevitable is either buying a larger SSD, or moving some folders to a slow drive (with symbolic links). The latter option will obviously slow Logos down, somewhat.

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David Mullens | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 4 2018 3:58 PM

Thanks. This has been very helpful. Seems like I've done all I can do, so I need to get creative with my SSD. I knew there would be issues since the SSD is small. I'll have to look at some of my other programs and perhaps move them off the SSD. 

I like having Logos on the SSD. Really speeds things up.

Thanks again.

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