jasondunn

Please stop keeping deleted files!

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PLEASE STOP changing the application to keep deleted files! I’ve lost track of the number of hours I’ve wasted trying to clean up after your app. It’s almost like a storage-eating virus! I’ve lost hundreds of GB of space until I dig into the hidden foldersa and delete it. I’ve used the Power User feature to set the storage value to 0, but it still keeps the deleted files unless I go into each individual library on EVERY DEVICE and tell it to not keep deleted copies. This is insane. Please let users OPT-IN to such a storage-hogging feature! Activating this by default, and not telling users this is happening, is doubtless consuming many GB of storage and people don’t realize it.

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I've had this exact same thing. I was infuriatingly trying to figure out what was eating up so much space on my computer. I then noticed that tick box, (which IS on by default... annoying) and found the hidden archive folder, then deleted it. Instantly I got back tens of gigabytes of storage. So frustrating. This definitely should be an opt-in feature not a default-on feature.

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I keep hoping that they’re going to change this behavior in a new software build. I keep forgetting to change that setting when I set up a new library, and then inevitably I run out of storage on one or more of my computers, and I am reminded that it is always the same problem. 🤦🏻

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