Today when i got back to work after a long weekend I discovered my XP was messed up. Some programs refused to work and windows was acting weird.
After a while I got a message that the disc was full, so I cleaned up temp folders for different programs.
After spending some hour trying to find the culprit, I downloaded Diskdetective and let it run for a while.
When i got back to my computer it showed that my user folder was huge. So I clicked on the folder and got “Local Settings” was huge. I went on clicking on the huge folders that appeared and found that “SugarSync” was the big folder messing up my machine.
At “%user%\Local Settings\Application Data\SugarSync\tmp_cloud_area\” i found a huge amount of folders, most of them were empty but some contained a bunch of folders in them, and some more folders and then the data files I had added for synch between my job and home.
The interesting part is that I had not changed anything on those files for a while, so I don’t know why it created so many backups.
To make a long story short, I uninstalled the app. It took over half an hour for the uninstaller to delete all folders the program had created.
The ironic part is that I only had a project about 2MB big in the SugarSync folder, and it generated a cache of 60GB. That’s way too much!
So.. back to DropBox.