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Offline Mechanic

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Temp Directory 70 GB
« on: May 20, 2016, 06:22:20 PM »
Last night I started a big download (200 GB or so) and this morning, the download was stopped about 1/3 done and the computer had these messages:
From Altbinz - SQLite error 10 (I think it was 10) - Disk I/O error
From Windows - 2 warnings - Your C: drive is very low on space and Your C: drive is out of space
My C: drive is a 120 GB SSD, normally less than 50% used
Looked and Drive C: had 0 bytes free. Did some looking and found that this folder:
C:\Users\mechanic\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Altbinz\temp was over 70 Gigs
I plan to change the temp folder to another drive but this seemed odd to me. Just changed over to Windows 10, maybe that's part of the issue ?

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Re: Temp Directory 70 GB
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2016, 12:25:42 AM »
C:\Users\mechanic\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Altbinz\temp was over 70 Gigs

I don't know if you figured this out or not, but two things occur to me at first glance...

1) VirtualStore is what Windows uses when you have a program set to write to a directory it shouldn't be writing to. In this case, you have it wringing to "c:\program files\altbinz\temp". Programs shouldn't write to the "c:\program files" tree. alt.binz doesn't set itself up that way. Instead, it'd use "c:\users\mechanic\appdata\local\alt.binz\temp".

2) temp is used as the pieces of a file are downloaded. Once all the pieces are present to create a file, the temp files should be deleted. Something is preventing that from happening as per normal. Is it possible your antivirus is blocking deletion attempts to the "c:\program files" tree to protect you?

Just trying to give you some ideas. Perhaps if you move temp to a normally user-writeable directory, the problem will go away.