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Windows 7: multiple Application Data folders taking up lots of space

29 Jan 2013   #1
reo

vista x64
 
 
multiple Application Data folders taking up lots of space

I keep migrating to larger disks, but feel like I want to solve the problem.

My Application Folders has multiple coples that seem to keep replicating. I noticed this on a previous wWin 7 computer build. Is there an issues here for is this correct?



Also, I want to move my ihone apps to another drive to free space. I'm running File|Library Organize and am copying the apps to a new drive, but don't thing that'll move them. Any suggestions on moving iPHone apps also appreciated.

Thanks,

Reid


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29 Jan 2013   #2
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

JESUS . Never seen anything like it.

Whats inside the folders?, How many User accounts do you have?.
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29 Jan 2013   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

When was the last time you had a Clean Reinstall?

For those who accumulate a lot of crapware and file buildup, its the perfect solution since once its set up and running as you like with your important apps, you can save a backup image to use in place of reinstall.

For now I'd run CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
which is very good with cleaning out the temp folders. You can also do this manually on all the temp Application Data folders. Then I would do a boot time defrag with Puran Defrag Free Edition - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com which gets at System files and includes an Intelligent Optimizer on the Additional Operations tab that can speed things up.
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29 Jan 2013   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Those Application Data folders are junctions, their is only one and it takes ZERO space. You are seeing this because you altered permissions. You are not suppose to be able to access them which prevents this from happening!
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29 Jan 2013   #5
reo

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by braddersz View Post
JESUS . Never seen anything like it.

Whats inside the folders?, How many User accounts do you have?.
the folder have application data! Each child seems to be be a copy of the parent. all the folders have file. I have only one user acct.
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29 Jan 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

"All Users" is same as C:\ProgramData... called a junction point. (sort of synonym)

C:\Users\All Users>dir/als \users
De volumenaam van station C is System
Het volumenummer is DDC0-8980
Map van C:\users
14-07-2009 06:08 <SYMLINKD> All Users [C:\ProgramData]
14-07-2009 06:08 <KOPPELING> Default User [C:\Users\Default]
0 bestand(en) 0 bytes
---------------
"c:\programdata\application data" points to c:\programdata. That why it looks like it's in a loop. But it's quite normal! And it doesn't use extra disk space. Unless....... you migrate using xcopy or copy or robocopy command


C:\>dir/als \ProgramData
De volumenaam van station C is System
Het volumenummer is DDC0-8980
Map van C:\ProgramData
14-07-2009 06:08 <KOPPELING> Application Data [C:\ProgramData]
14-07-2009 06:08 <KOPPELING> Desktop [C:\Users\Public\Desktop]
14-07-2009 06:08 <KOPPELING> Documents [C:\Users\Public\Documents]
14-07-2009 06:08 <KOPPELING> Favorites [C:\Users\Public\Favorites]
14-07-2009 06:08 <KOPPELING> Start Menu [C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows
\Start Menu]
14-07-2009 06:08 <KOPPELING> Templates [C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\
Templates]
0 bestand(en) 0 bytes
6 map(pen) 81.211.109.376 bytes beschikbaar
C:\>
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29 Jan 2013   #7
reo

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Those Application Data folders are junctions, their is only one and it takes ZERO space. You are seeing this because you altered permissions. You are not suppose to be able to access them which prevents this from happening!


I don't think they are empty. They look like they are taking up 92 GB of space. I have a 128 GB SSD drive for my OS, and it's basically full. The only permission I altered was to run the Take Ownership reg hack on my OS and to set my UAC to never notify.

Reid
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29 Jan 2013   #8
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reo View Post
I don't think they are empty.
They are empty. Your software is not smart enough to tell the difference between a junction and a folder.

Quote:
The only permission I altered was to run the Take Ownership...
There you go. Taking ownership of the system drive fubars permissions and makes this mess.
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29 Jan 2013   #9
reo

vista x64
 
 

I still don't know what to do as they appear to be taking up 92 GB of space and my HD is full.

Thanks,

Reid
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29 Jan 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reo View Post
I keep migrating to larger disks, but feel like I want to solve the problem.

My Application Folders has multiple coples that seem to keep replicating. I noticed this on a previous wWin 7 computer build. Is there an issues here for is this correct?



Also, I want to move my ihone apps to another drive to free space. I'm running File|Library Organize and am copying the apps to a new drive, but don't thing that'll move them. Any suggestions on moving iPHone apps also appreciated.

Thanks,

Reid
How did you migrate the files? Copy, xcopy, robocopy, some kind of partition copy, backup program?
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