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0 bytes on C Drive ! Log file recreate itself !


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#1 HussainJH

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:48 AM

I was trying to view an image with Windows Photo Viewer and I was surprised when it couldn't open the image because there is no enough memory !

I've downloaded TreeSize and traced the problrm to one file "C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\IDM\DwnlData\admin\uploadMP4_4020\uploadMP4_4020.log" with 92,467,136 GB which consuming about 90% on the space !!!

When I delete this file it reappears on its own when I refresh windows explorer !
How can I permanently delete this file ?



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:22 PM

IDM\DwnlData is an Internet download manager. See this topic by another user with the same complaint. If you do a Google search you will find many similar reports.If you cannot resolve your issue from the above information and no one else replies who is familar with this program, I suggest you contact their support.
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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:21 PM

I manage to solve the problem.

I downloaded a portable virus scanner om eternal drive because my antivirus wasn't working as a result if lack of space.

I just scanned the C Drive and the log file got deleted.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 03:50 PM

I'm not surprised. A lot of these junk programs are considered Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and some security scanners will find/remove everything related to them. More information and Best practices for downloading software can be found in this topic...Anyway, I'm glad to hear the issue is resolved.
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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:11 PM

Quietman7, what's your best guess as to how and why did IDM went crazy?


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:42 PM

From what I read, the space is eaten up by a combination of incomplete/unsuccessful/canceled downloads and how the sotware works...utilization of a temporary directory to store and transfer fragments to a default directory on the same drive.
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