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Half of my disk space in Azureus file
#1
I noticed that I lost almost 400 gb on my hard drive recently.  I've done the research and discovered a huge file in Appdata/Roaming/Azureus/Torrents.  Actually, there are two large files.  One is 317 gb and the other is almost 20 gb.  These were created on 11/29/2014. The titles consist of long character strings; therefore, they have no meaning. Before I do anything, I wanted to ask:

1.) What are these files? Backups of some sort?
2.) Why would so much of my hard drive space be consumed here?

I am using Windows 7. I have a 1t hard drive.  I estimate that I am only using less than 300 gb total (Office, other software, files, etc.).  I have just over 100 gb available.  What should I do?

Thank you!
 
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#2
Weird - those should be copies of torrents that have been added to Vuze, torrent files are usually measured in 10's of K, nothing like 317gb!

There was a bug a while back that caused the torrent DATA save location to occasionally end up somewhere weird - I assume you don't have an actual download of those sizes running within Vuze?
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(12-10-2014, 09:38 PM)'parg' Wrote: Weird - those should be copies of torrents that have been added to Vuze, torrent files are usually measured in 10's of K, nothing like 317gb!

There was a bug a while back that caused the torrent DATA save location to occasionally end up somewhere weird - I assume you don't have an actual download of those sizes running within Vuze?

 

No, I don't.  I tried to open the files, but they wouldn't open.  I then tried to delete the largest file.  I thought if it affected Vuze, I could go to my Recycle Bin and return it to the directory.  When I tried, I received a pop-up message stating that I could not delete the file as it was running.  I did have Vuze open at the time.  I am a bit baffled over this.  I have searched throughout this forum and on the Wiki to see if I could find out anything about this type of a file.  I haven't downloaded any file larger than, perhaps, 12gb in a few years.  If I'm downloading several files at once, I doubt if they have exceed 30 - 40 gb at any one time.

I doubt if this helps, however, the the large file is titled C861E7D673BED9EE2A32DC0E0A6E8FE4F0E5E41E.  If anyone has any ideas about this and can tell me what I should do, it is much appreciated.  I have wondered if I should just delete Vuze, double check it's directories and make certain all files have been removed, reboot, and then re-install Vuze.  I am a bit nervous of doing something that will make this worse.  Any advice is most welcome!  Thank you!

 
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#4
Simple solution would be to close Vuze, delete just those files, then restart Vuze and see how things go - no point in uninstalling/re-installing.

The name of the file might be a torrent hash - if you copy/paste that into the search box in Vuze and hit 'enter' it might give you a clue.
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