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Renny

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Hi guys,

trying to help out a mate who keeps maxing out his C: Drive (60GB SSD) in Windows 7

 

Turns out his roaming profile is almost 20GB. This PC is not on a domain or even connected to a server nor does he use other PCs with this profile.

The "local profile" is only 500mb.

My questions are:

 

Can I delete the contents of this folder?

Can I limit the size of this folder?

How can I determine what is creating this much data?

 

Thanks for your input.

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Yep adsboel, that where it is. But it is way too large (Mine is <2GB)

 

Hi guys,

trying to help out a mate who keeps maxing out his C: Drive (60GB SSD) in Windows 7

 

Turns out his roaming profile is almost 20GB. This PC is not on a domain or even connected to a server nor does he use other PCs with this profile.

The "local profile" is only 500mb.

My questions are:

 

Can I delete the contents of this folder?

Can I limit the size of this folder?

How can I determine what is creating this much data?

 

Thanks for your input.

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Renny, what is actually in this folder? The contents should give you a clue as to what application is filling it up, (Outlook is often a prime suspect).

 

By the way, it's not a roaming profile as such - the profile is the whole of the <user> folder within the C:\users directory. Although MS has decided to call some of the folders in the %APPDATA% subfolder 'local' and 'roaming' they don't actually have anything to do with a true local or roaming profile - well actually they do but in a very, very, spurious manner.

 

John 

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Drashna Jaelre

Run disk cleanup, it may clear out some of the space.

 

But it's better to figure out what is causing it to fill up.

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Guys, help me out here. Doesn't a roaming profile basically keep an offline copy of pretty much everything for use when the computer isn't connected to the server?

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Ikon, this machine is not connected to a server. Drashna, we have tried disk clean up to no avail.

 

Thanks for you interest

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