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Dragonforce
May 9, 2010, 04:31 PM
Can someone please check this out for me ? Just the game, excluding (remaining) saved patch files/installers/huge addons/saved movies.

Thanks.



Sambo110
May 9, 2010, 06:43 PM
23.54 gigs, and about 230 megs of pictures and movies.

Nermal
May 9, 2010, 06:55 PM
17.74 GB for me; 23 sounds far too big :eek:

Huntn
May 9, 2010, 07:40 PM
If you allow a bunch of patches (install files) and screenshots to accumulate , it can get humongous. 17GB sounds right to me.

yukio
May 9, 2010, 07:57 PM
Mine's just under 22GB.

It could be because I explore a lot....

(edit)

My Data folder alone is 17.75GB

Sambo110
May 9, 2010, 08:04 PM
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r43/sambo110/Screenshot2010-05-10at110018AM.png

Could I delete all of these files then?

EDIT: My data folder is 17.something gigs too, so 6 gigs or so of patches seems right to me.

Dragonforce
May 9, 2010, 08:35 PM
Yeah, you can safely delete those. Or you could move the *patch files to an external HDD in case you need to reinstall, so you don't have to download them again.

Anyway, the downloaders and the patch applications can be trashed, I always did that.

Thanks for checking out the folder size for me, debating if I should waste the 17 GB of precious SSD space or not. I'm just bored lately and looking for a game to play... haven't played WoW for like 1 1/2 years and yeah... might as well take a look into the face of the devil :p

Nermal
May 9, 2010, 08:39 PM
Could I delete all of these files then?

EDIT: My data folder is 17.something gigs too, so 6 gigs or so of patches seems right to me.

Since you're in Australia I'm guessing that you have a data cap, so I'd suggest backing them up in case you need to reinstall. You don't need to keep them sitting in your WoW folder though.

If you have a Wrath DVD then you can get rid of the "2.x" patches; your DVD will already be patched up to at least 3.0.1.

Sambo110
May 9, 2010, 09:07 PM
Since you're in Australia I'm guessing that you have a data cap, so I'd suggest backing them up in case you need to reinstall. You don't need to keep them sitting in your WoW folder though.

If you have a Wrath DVD then you can get rid of the "2.x" patches; your DVD will already be patched up to at least 3.0.1.

I have a 50 gig cap, but my ISP has like 4.5tb of unmetered gaming content, so I can download most of this stuff unmetered :D

And thanks, thought they were the actual patches, that's 6 gigs more space back, just in time for Steam too :)

Plutonius
May 9, 2010, 10:26 PM
Can someone please check this out for me ? Just the game, excluding (remaining) saved patch files/installers/huge addons/saved movies.

Thanks.

My folder including those items listed above is 25.3G.

cluthz
May 10, 2010, 12:55 AM
MIne is 22GB with quite a lot screenshots and some videos

Foxile
Jan 7, 2011, 02:48 AM
Since installing Cataclysm, my folder stands at a whopping 34Gb !!!

I'm going to have to try trimming that down I think :eek:

lordjonny
Jan 7, 2011, 05:12 AM
Mine is chilling at 31gb with cata, even after a little clean up! i'd rather not touch it though its one of the only things i dont keep on an external and its not exactly denting my internal HD space!

Cboss
Jan 7, 2011, 08:01 AM
Mine's at 25.15 GB, so those with smaller HDD/SSDs can cut it down to at least that.

thejadedmonkey
Jan 7, 2011, 10:32 AM
Mine's at 30gb, having never cleaned it up before.

Venkman90
Jan 10, 2011, 03:29 AM
Mine's at 25.15 GB, so those with smaller HDD/SSDs can cut it down to at least that.

Yeah, same here and thats with no patches undeleted.

I checked and the data file alone is 99% of that, which is the world content and can't be trimmed. I guess Cata added a lot of textures for the flying in Azeroth bit as thats a 10gig hike.

They may need to address this if they really are planning on another 5 years of content ;)