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Old 29.05.2018, 08:57
kimkayoung kimkayoung is offline
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Default What can be deleted from the JD folder after years of use?


I've been using JDownloader from its early days. After years of use, updates, upgrades, back-ups, and (file) transfers (from earlier versions), I now see that my JD folder is as big as 866 MB (with 20317 files and 228 folders) on Windows 7 (64bit).

I'm just wondering what files can be safely removed/deleted from the folders and what should be kept. I ask this question because some files have not been updated for quite a while, possibly just taking the space on hard drive and making the JD slower).

Also, I was wondering if deleting those files would make my JD lighter when it launches. For now, it claims as much 572,116KB when it launches, gradually reaching over 1,200,000KB after a day's use.

That said, I tend to keep old download links for record-keeping purposes or new links for future downloads, which makes my JD heavier.

Thank you very much for your response in advance.


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Old 29.05.2018, 10:51
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You can delete the following folders safely. Close JDownloader before
tmp, update, logs

Memory usage highly depends on how many links you have in list and what type of links those are. Java memory managment uses up to max allowed memory, so taskmanager may show 1,2GB but it might be much much less in real. You can check actual memory usage/settings in about dialog. It does show 3 numbers. Current usage, current allocation (what will be about the same that shows taskmanager), max allowed memory
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