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ShellExtIO.log growing out of control

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There is a file called ShellExtIO.log in the BTS appdata folder that is growing out of control and I'm not able to delete it. Right now it's 5.8GB and continuing to grow at a steady pace. My SSD is almost out of room and it's causing my PC to become unstable.

Is there some way to turn that logging off and delete that file?

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I saw that thread, but in my case I don't want to uninstall BTS I just want to get rid of this MASSIVE file. It's almost 6GB and is the single largest file on my entire SSD. It's taking up nearly 5% of the total space on the drive and windows will not allow me to delete it.

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You can still do the steps by Roman to delete ShellExtIO.log:

Stop Sync, and open elevated Command Prompt (run as admin) and then

1) Unregister dlls from ProgramData, as Roman advises. Stop Windows explorer, via Task manager. 

2) in Command Prompt go to %appdata%\BitTorrent Sync and delete the logs. Start explorer.

3) don't forget to register the dlls back with command 'regsvr23 Name.dll" See screenshot 

Hope it helps.

 

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Hello, my shellextio also grew to 6 GB.

I had to do according to RomanZ's post in the other topic mentioned here.

After restarting explorer.exe process, I could not delete the file, I kept getting errors that the file is used by other programs ( firefox, chrome, etc... ).

After closing most of the programs, I could finally delete it.

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It's been months since I installed BitTorrent Sync and I still have this file written every minute. All of your proposed solutions above don't work. Please provide a real solution to delete permanently this file.

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Are you using BitTorrent Sync ? We have released Resilio Sync a few month ago. So you can uninstall BitTorrent Sync. 
And why exactly it does not work? which step of the suggested solution fails? 

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how comes you don't have ProgramData folder? I think each Windows machine has that (C:\ProgramData). 

Check registry, delete everything BitTorrent Sync related from 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BitTorrent Sync
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BitTorrent Sync

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Oh yes I have one sorry.

I don't have any of these tough 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BitTorrent Sync
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BitTorrent Sync

 

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I have 2.5.9 and i had a 10gb log, i simply did a shift delete and it deleted it from windows explorer.  Not sure if it will come back.

 

Didn't need to do any of the things listed above, also the file was just a day old so it was/is still being used. 

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