Too much space in HDD being used
Zeukrob last edited by leocg
The HDD space that Opera can occupy is absurd. Even deleting the cache or temporary files, so much waste is accumulated that right now the space occupied in the different directories is almost 5.5 Gb. Absurd. Also, there are too many directories for Opera to function.
I love their tiles as a home page and also I don't want to be a Chrome user, but maybe it's time to look for options. Opera isn't even the fastest, Edge beats it.
You should be able to schedule a cleanup, perhaps weekly, or limit the maximum space reserved for Opera.
Necroproctolog last edited by
@zeukrob it`s a cache. press Ctrl-Shift-Del to clear it.
P.S. Save your passwords
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
In Opera, goto the URL
opera://aboutand take note of the "profile", "cache", and "install" paths. Then, close Opera.
For good measure, delete the "cache" folder in the cache path even if you cleared cache in Opera while it was running.
In the profile folder, check the size of the "File System" folder to see if it's what's taking up so much space. If so, start Opera, goto the URL
opera://settings/content/alland remove any entries that are using file system storage. These will most likely be Mega Download sites. Then, close Opera and delete the "File System" folder for good measure.
In the install folder delete all the old version folders. They might have piled up.
Delete everything in "C:\Windows\temp" and "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\temp". Old installer stuff can be in there.
Then, if you want, see https://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/#disk-cache-size. You can launch Opera with a command-line switch (via a command prompt or the run dialog or by modifying Opera's shortcut) to limit the cache directory size.
As for automating the process of clearing things, maybe https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/auto-clear-browsing-data/bfgoiiandhlddbcenmpijfpacgkdeenp will help. Never used it though.