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WOWS folder 55GB, what can be deleted?

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You can delete everything in the 'Updates' folder. For some reason WG never cleans that up and lets things accumulate. Its no good if you run everything on SSD like i do, 10 or 20 gigs is a meaningful amount of storage.

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Updates.

Leave the folder itself but you can empty it without problems.

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thanks guys

PS. after delete updates still 34GB, that's a lot for a game without big continents of data like wow

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35 minutes ago, Happy668 said:

thanks guys

PS. after delete updates still 34GB, that's a lot for a game without big continents of data like wow

Yeah, the game is suspiciously large, but thats about the size of my install too.

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There's probably more detail in a single ship than a whole continent in WoW

Oh, and the Ultra sound files are also very large, as are the sound tracks.

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Disk footprint is the price you pay for hundreds of HD ship textures, hi fidelity sound files and large, detailed maps.

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29 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

Are you saving replays?

 

nope, new installation from scratch

well 34G so be it

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2 hours ago, Lert said:

Updates.

Leave the folder itself but you can empty it without problems.

There is also an UpdatesData folder - is it safe to delete the contents of that as well?

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Thanks for the info

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2 hours ago, Happy668 said:

thanks guys

PS. after delete updates still 34GB, that's a lot for a game without big continents of data like wow

Most MMORPGS scaling a full world don't even run that much, btw.

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28 minutes ago, coletrain_commander said:

There is also an UpdatesData folder - is it safe to delete the contents of that as well?

don't know, but my fresh install that folder only has 6 empty folders

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6 hours ago, coletrain_commander said:

There is also an UpdatesData folder - is it safe to delete the contents of that as well?

Should be, yes.

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Yeah, I should clean mine out after this patch installs.  I too am running on a small SSD.  One reason I don't save replays.  Now if there were a way to make it save them to another file location, that would be one thing.  HDD's are dirt cheap now.  SSD's, not so much.  

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Mind you, all your current replays are useless now anyway, so might as well scrap them.

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53 minutes ago, ZARDOZ_II said:

Yeah, I should clean mine out after this patch installs.  I too am running on a small SSD.  One reason I don't save replays.  Now if there were a way to make it save them to another file location, that would be one thing.  HDD's are dirt cheap now.  SSD's, not so much.  

There is a way - symbolic links;

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/amp/

Your SSD thinks the file / folder is on itself when it's really saved to a different physical drive / partition.

Steam has a utility (Steam Tool) that does the same thing but in a GUI.

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