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SpaceEngine clogged my hard drive (C:)

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 02:25
by Betelgeuze
On December 2019 i've got both new gaming computer and SpaceEngine 0.990 on Steam, It run SpaceEngine so well and faster without fps lag on my new computer but there's a problem with SpaceEngine as SpaceEngine clogged my primary hard drive C: (118 GB) i think it's because of procedural generation?

- Before SpaceEngine running - 107 GB available on primary hard drive C:
- After SpaceEngine running - 59 GB available on primary hard drive C:

My Steam and SpaceEngine installations are on secondary hard drive D: but it's still clogged on my primary hard drive C: when i'm running SpaceEngine

Is there's way to change location of procedural generation files to secondary hard drive D: (3 TB)?

Thanks!

SpaceEngine clogged my hard drive (C:)

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 03:36
by JackDole
I am pretty sure that procedural systems do not use any memory on the hard disk at all.
The only space occupied by SpaceEngine - apart from the program data - on the hard disk is in the 'cache' folder, which is in the SpaceEngine directory. That may be a few hundred megabytes. (It should be deleted now and then.)
So if you think that suddenly you are missing several gigabytes of free space on your C: partition, it can't be due to SpaceEngine.
(In any case, I have not yet noticed any such problem.)

SpaceEngine clogged my hard drive (C:)

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 11:11
by Mr. Abner
Sounds like typical Windows cache file at work.

SpaceEngine clogged my hard drive (C:)

Posted: 26 Feb 2020 14:49
by A-L-E-X
The file size sounds about right for ultra textures.  I have a 500 GB C drive and I dont have a problem with SE using around 80 GB of space.....I only keep a few programs on my C drive.

SpaceEngine clogged my hard drive (C:)

Posted: 28 Feb 2020 00:39
by vlad01
My SE install takes up 54GB with all the texture packs added.

SpaceEngine clogged my hard drive (C:)

Posted: 28 Feb 2020 22:24
by JackDole
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post The file size sounds about right for ultra textures.  I have a 500 GB C drive and I dont have a problem with SE using around 80 GB of space.....I only keep a few programs on my C drive.

vlad01 wrote:
Source of the post My SE install takes up 54GB with all the texture packs added.


But these textures are stored in 'SpaceEngine\addons'. And he says that he has Steam and SpaceEngine on drive 'D:'. So these textures should also be saved to 'D:'.

SpaceEngine clogged my hard drive (C:)

Posted: 29 Feb 2020 13:33
by Mr. Abner
Mr. Abner wrote:
Sounds like typical Windows cache file at work.

C'mon guys... Windows page file.
(That's what I meant to say the first time, and I'm sticking to that story...)

SpaceEngine clogged my hard drive (C:)

Posted: 03 Mar 2020 00:00
by vlad01
I would also check for windows error logs. I once had a laptop of a work mate's with win 10 that was generating multi GB error log files and it completely filled the C drive in a few days.  Never worked out what caused them but deleting them at least made the laptop run normal again.

SpaceEngine clogged my hard drive (C:)

Posted: 04 Mar 2020 09:26
by Betelgeuze
Update:

Just found it was McAfee LiveSafe (antivirus software) that made clogged my C: hard drive when SpaceEngine is running I've removed McAfee from my computer, restarted my computer and played SpaceEngine no clogs more!

I didn't install it as McAfee LiveSafe just came pre-installed when i got my new gaming computer on December 2019