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#1 2013-02-27 12:37:22

Lockheed
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Registered: 2010-03-16
Posts: 1,440

Large chrome folder

I found that the  ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/File System  contains about 400mb of files I have no idea of. Is it needed, or can I just remove it?

I am only using chrome as my secondary browser and for gmail.


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#2 2013-02-27 13:02:49

tobias_
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Registered: 2012-09-01
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Re: Large chrome folder

It's where chrome stores files from the HTML5 filesystem API. It should be safe to delete it; apparently you have used some some service that uses it. Maybe gmail uses it for caching attachments or something?
I know that for example mega.co.nz makes use of it, and I have ~350MB of trash sitting there myself. No idea where to delete it within chrome hmm

BTW: You can just look at the files, they are not encrypted or obfuscated in a special way:

[~/.config/chromium/Default/File System/000/t/00]% file *
00000000: Zip archive data, at least v2.0 to extract
00000001: RAR archive data, v1d, os: Win32

Last edited by tobias_ (2013-02-27 13:04:04)

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#3 2013-02-27 13:08:21

Lockheed
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Registered: 2010-03-16
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Re: Large chrome folder

Ah, thanks. I added it to my script that deletes cache files after X days.


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