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  • Hello. I am using windows 7 ultimate edition. I have recently found the junction file  C:Users\username\AppData\Roaming folder. It has over 40 GB of files that I have deleted in the past on it. Is there anyway to clear it? My computer has been very slow compared to when I got it lately and I am thinking maybe that full folder is to blame! I have tried everything else.
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:46 AM

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  • I finally got it down. Thanks. x)   My computer is still running very slowly. Would you have any knowledge as to why? I have virus scanned with avast and avg, spyware scanned with webroot  and they all come up with nothing. I also use advanced system care and avg all the time. I really don't think its a virus but still have no idea why it is running slowly... It was much faster just a few weeks ago.
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, December 27, 2010 1:57 AM
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:47 PM
  • Hi,

    First, please do not directly delete files in the APPDATA\ROAMING folder.

    To optimize Windows performance, try using the Performance troubleshooter to automatically find and fix problems. The Performance troubleshooter checks issues that might slow down your computer's performance, such as how many users are currently logged on to the computer and whether multiple programs are running at the same time.

    1.       Open the Performance troubleshooter by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel.

    2.       In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting.

    3.       Under System and Security, click Check for performance issues. 

    Also try deleting temp files and prefetch files.

    To delete temp files,

    Click on start and in search bar type in as %temp% and hit enter. Delete all the files in that folder.

    Do the same with prefetch files.

    Also take a look at the following:

    Ways to improve your computer's performance

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Ways-to-improve-your-computers-performance

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, December 27, 2010 1:57 AM
    Friday, December 24, 2010 8:54 AM

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  • please download the program TreeSizeFree [1] and run it. It shows you which folders use all the space.

    Do you see which folder inside the Roaming folder uses the space? Application store their user data in a folder inside the Roaming folder.

    André

    [1] http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:50 PM
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:06 PM
  • In Users I have 40,380 MB according to treesize. 8,000 MB is in Appdata, 8,000 MB is in Documents, and 6,780 is in Runes of Magic 3.0.1. I have no idea what to do about these, I have only 120 GB of harddrive space and these are completely filling it up Photobucket

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:54 PM
  • Expand the AppData->Roaming folder and look which subfolder uses the space.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:29 PM
  • I finally got it down. Thanks. x)   My computer is still running very slowly. Would you have any knowledge as to why? I have virus scanned with avast and avg, spyware scanned with webroot  and they all come up with nothing. I also use advanced system care and avg all the time. I really don't think its a virus but still have no idea why it is running slowly... It was much faster just a few weeks ago.
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, December 27, 2010 1:57 AM
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:47 PM
  • Please start a new topic and explain in detail what is slow and which hardware you use.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:51 PM
  • Hi,

    First, please do not directly delete files in the APPDATA\ROAMING folder.

    To optimize Windows performance, try using the Performance troubleshooter to automatically find and fix problems. The Performance troubleshooter checks issues that might slow down your computer's performance, such as how many users are currently logged on to the computer and whether multiple programs are running at the same time.

    1.       Open the Performance troubleshooter by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel.

    2.       In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting.

    3.       Under System and Security, click Check for performance issues. 

    Also try deleting temp files and prefetch files.

    To delete temp files,

    Click on start and in search bar type in as %temp% and hit enter. Delete all the files in that folder.

    Do the same with prefetch files.

    Also take a look at the following:

    Ways to improve your computer's performance

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Ways-to-improve-your-computers-performance

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, December 27, 2010 1:57 AM
    Friday, December 24, 2010 8:54 AM
  • @Juke Chou <abbr class="affil" />

    Have you read what the user wrote? He fixed it with the help of Treesize. The question is already answered.


    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, December 24, 2010 3:16 PM