Client Side Caching folder question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi all,

    .net framework install enabled the offline folder option on one of my mapped drives. Now my client side cache (C:/WINDOWS/CSC) folder has ballooned to 40gigs, can I delete all contents of this CSC folder? I think that I should be able to?

    Just would like to double check.


    Thanks in advance,


    Heeter
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2006
  2. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    A google search turns up that I have to go about deleting these files a certain way, but I think that's for Win2000, I have XPPro.

    Can anyone give me a heads up on how to get rid of these files within the CSC folder.


    Thanks in advance,


    Heeter
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    1. Open Windows Explorer
    2. Tools -> Folder Options
    3. "Offline Files" tab
    4. Uncheck "Enable Offline Files" and reboot.
    5. Delete everything in C:\WINDOWS\CSC, but not the directory itself
    You should be able to delete all but 1-2 files. I believe there is also an option in there to limit the amount of space the cache should be able to use as well.
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks KC,

    That's what I figured, but never hurts to double check.

    Instant weight loss program, from 48.7gigs to 7.02gigs. Now off to the temp folders I go.

    Since I am on the subject of weight loss, is there any other folders that I can empty in the C:/WINDOWS folder?

    Thanks.

    Heeter
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    You should avoid the Hiddent $KBxxxx folders, because those are un-installation folders for Microsoft Hotfixes.

    I would say the only other folders safe to empty are C:\WINDOWS\PREFETCH and C:\WINDOWS\TEMP

    The prefetch folder is just as good to leave alone, as depending on how your machine is setup it can speed up load times for Windows, Applications, or both - as well as the files in it don't take up much space.
     
  6. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Right on, Thanks,

    With the WINDOWS folder down to 1.3gigs, it feels better.


    Heeter
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    You can also reinitialise this cache by holding down shift+ctrl when you click delete files.
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Not sure what you mean by re-initialize, does that mean it turns the Enable Offline Files back on, without having to go into the options? Does it still require a reboot?
     
  9. danjaudette

    danjaudette OSNN One Post Wonder

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    What he means by re-initialize is the offline files should not go above the size that is configured in the offline files when it does you may need to re-initialize (windows will delete old copy and start a new copy)