Folder size of a fully patched WoW game ?

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    Dragonforce

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    Can someone please check this out for me ? Just the game, excluding (remaining) saved patch files/installers/huge addons/saved movies.

    Thanks.
     
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    23.54 gigs, and about 230 megs of pictures and movies.
     
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    17.74 GB for me; 23 sounds far too big :eek:
     
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    If you allow a bunch of patches (install files) and screenshots to accumulate , it can get humongous. 17GB sounds right to me.
     
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    Mine's just under 22GB.

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

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    My Data folder alone is 17.75GB
     
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    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.
     
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    Dragonforce

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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 :)
     
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    Plutonius

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    My folder including those items listed above is 25.3G.
     
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    cluthz

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    MIne is 22GB with quite a lot screenshots and some videos
     
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    Since installing Cataclysm, my folder stands at a whopping 34Gb !!!

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

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    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!
     
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    Mine's at 25.15 GB, so those with smaller HDD/SSDs can cut it down to at least that.
     
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    thejadedmonkey

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    Mine's at 30gb, having never cleaned it up before.
     
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    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 ;)
     

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