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Old 29.01.2017, 20:03
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Hi!

I see that in cfg folders there are some files that seems temp/backup files (some was created some years ago).

Examples:
- CaptchaDialogDimensions_[HASH].json
- downloadList[NUMBER].zip
- linkcollector[NUMBER].zip
- RememberRelativeLocator-[HASH].json
- All files in 'archives' folder

My question is: can I delete those files?
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Old 30.01.2017, 09:24
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Archives ->contains archive information/settings. When I find some time I will refactor this to avoid having them stored in archives folder. They will then be part of list zips.

CaptchaDialogDimensions_[HASH].json, RememberRelativeLocator-[HASH].json
-> You can safely remove them (close JD before)

downloadList[NUMBER].zip, linkcollector[NUMBER].zip
-> JDownloader uses CopyOnWrite to avoid dataloss. By default JD will keep the last 4 files + current one. You can change number in Settings-Advanced Settings->GeneralSettings.keepxoldlists
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Old 30.01.2017, 09:53
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I not understand: can I clean 'archives' folder?

In addiction, there are other folders that seems contains not important files:
- CaptchaDialogSize
- clicked
- FileChooser

I can clean them?
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Old 30.01.2017, 10:18
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In addiction, there are other folders that seems contains not important files:
- CaptchaDialogSize
- clicked
- FileChooser
I can clean them?
Yes
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I not understand: can I clean 'archives' folder?
You can safely clear it when no links are in list else you might lose archive settings.
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Old 30.01.2017, 13:58
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Thank you very much!!!!
I saved 2MB of space in cfg folder!
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Old 05.03.2019, 09:50
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depening on how much you are using JD, its much more.

- JD\logs\extracting
- JD\cfg\archives
- JD\logs\updatehistory
- JD\tmp\update

there are leftover files which can get easily reach several thousand files. from my experience, above ~ 5-000 to 10.000 - depending on system - windows slows down on accessing such folders.

suggestion:
frequently scan JD folders for trash and delete them. updatehistory may be useful for debugging, but i think everything which is 2 month and older should be safe to delete.

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Old 05.03.2019, 10:29
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@supaman:
for all of those folders we have pending tickets for auto cleanup.
especially the cfg/archives folder really needs proper handling, see
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