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Clearing Private Data

My U3 files seem to be swelling again.

I am using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1 - Build ID: 2006011112 for U3 by John T Haller.

Will Clear Private Data help with the file sizes?

I also peeked at the x:\Documents\U3UserProfile\Local Settings\Application Data folder and that contains 32mb of info.

Folders:

{3248F0A6-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0150030}=10.8mb
Which contains a JRE installer file

Apple Computer=20.0mb

Adobe=11.2kb

Identities=221kb

Microsoft=1.42mb

Anything I can ditch here?

Ideas?

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You can ditch all of the AppData

As long as you don't mind losing your plugins. That's what's taking up the most space. I'm not sure which of them will work right on a U3 drive anyway. Most plugins won't... so they're wasting space.

As a general rule, you shouldn't install FF plugins in a portable scenario (U3 or non-U3) as they won't work right. The one exception is Flash. And installing the connector DLLs for stuff like Quicktime, etc that you have locally.

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DLLs for Quick Time

Got Flash installed right.

But,I don't see any DLL's for Quicktime.

Do I need to keep this one?

Look like a cache file.

x:\Documents\U3UserProfile\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime\downloads\03\11 3bf5adcf-6eb74104-dacbaad5-dad5f2b0.qtch

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Ditch it

You'll find a few things like that in the U3 version. It was, unfortunately, necessary to fake a USERPROFILE location so plugins like Flash wouldn't write to the local directories to obtain U3 certification. This is one of the side effects of that.

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Thanks

Saved a lot of space!!!

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