Is there a way to reduce appdata folder size or move the appdata folder to another drive?
Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.
PS C:\Windows\system32> rclone version
os/version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 21H2 (64 bit)
os/kernel: 10.0.19044.1865 (x86_64)
Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)
The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)
I used a mounted drive (via rcloneBrowser) to sync large data (via another program)
Now I have noticed the C drive is full and looking for best method to clear/move appdata
How do I clear the folder?
If i transfer data via mounted drive, will this occur again?
Is there a way to mount a drive (via rclonebrowser) without this occuring?
- I only mount these cloud services as/when required (eg once a week)
may i ask the the reason to try remove appdata to cloud and that total size of appdata?
running low on local storage space or what?
not sure that is a valid flag.
and in any event, a value of 10M is not going to be vert effective.
rclone cannot remove in-use/open files from the vfs file cache.
think about the firefox cache, the number of files being changed/deleted/open/in-use per second.
and gdrive and perhaps plcoud, are severe api limits, can transfer approx. two files per second.
I may be wrong, but it is my understanding that @Terry99 has made the mounts using the RcloneBrowser and that it by default stores the rclone cache in AppData. Thus the need to move or clear the rclone cache taking a lot of space in AppData.
You are absolutely right, I mean --vfs-cache-max-size
My intend with a very low value is to make it work much like --vfs-cache-mode=off, because I noted that it was set to "write" in the fist post. I guess the cache is only needed while the files to be uploaded are being written by some app, perhaps a backup.
I am sure you know mounts better than me, and probably also the RcloneBrowser, so your input is much appreciated - we just need to make sure we understand @Terry99's situation correctly.
The reason I started looking into this was due to C drive becoming full. History:
I mounted a cloud drive (via Rclone browser) and performed a sync between local storage and cloud storage and then noticed C drive full.
Using TreeSize Free I found the large appdata folder which when I open further, has folder/files that match the sync I did.
As I would like to use the mount drive more, but need to address the appdata issue as C drive is full.
My computer language skills are somewhat limited so not sure best way forward. I figured someone must have come across this before.
I am unable to mount the cloud via powershell (see my other thread) so was happy when rclone browser mount worked.
As asdffdsa commented, "windows maintains two separate lists of mapped drives for a give username
mapped drives for command prompts with admin privileges
mapped drives for command prompts without admin privileges.
if you run a rclone mount with admin privileges.
then windows explorer, which runs without admin privileges, will not see the mount.
one workaround is to mount to a folder, not a dir, tho that is not what you want."
By your suggestion, maybe if I can work out mounting via powershell, I won't have this problem with appdata, which also makes sense.
I don't know RconeBrowser and is unable to spot the issue from the 2 screen shots.
Your mount options looks correct to me, but rclone apparently complains about the the (wrong/misplaced) parameter "Cache\"" which I cannot see in the screen shots. It could be an issue with the way RcloneBrowser passes quoted parameters to rclone. It would perhaps be possible to spot/explain/workaround the issue if we could see the full rclone command issued by the RcloneBrowser, but it may require some trial and error.
I therefore think we will be better able to help you if you execute your rclone commands directly from PowerShell and responded to your previous thread to see if we can easily get you into a non-Admin PowerShell.