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Ghola36 #1 Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:47 PM

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During the last weeks, I have experienced quite frequent crashes while I was playing WoT, mainly when I launched the game or when the battle was loading. I had no idea what may be the cause until recently, I got a notice from the operating system Windows that there is not enough space on my disk. I thought it was due to movies or photos, so I freed up like 5 GB. But the next day, I received the same error message. I scanned PC for viruses, none were found. Then I cleaned the PC with CCleaner, but got only like 200 MB. So I decided to check where are the files that take so much disk space and to my surprise, it was the World of Tanks folder, which took 200 GB! Normally, the client should have about 40 GB if I remember correctly. Obviously, the 160 extra GB are in the Reports folder of WoT. Can I just delete the folder? Thank you for your advice.

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SuedKAT #2 Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:56 PM

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Uhmm to my knowledge the reports folder is the place in which the WGCheck place it's report/log files and those are tiny, mine is empty since I've never had the need to utilize that tool so yes the game runs perfectly fine without anything in that folder:

https://eu.wargaming.../article/10248/

 

However since you got over 160GB in there I'm quite curious to see the contents of that folder, can you post a screenshoot of that? My best bet is that you downloaded WGCheck and then the next time(s) you downloaded something on your computer you just put it in the last position you downloaded something to.

 

Edit: By the way, my WoT install is 27,7 GB so you most likely also have some stuff in the Updates folder, it's the place WoT place the files it downloads when there is a new patch, after those are installed you can safety remove them.


Edited by SuedKAT, 04 January 2019 - 12:00 AM.


laulaur #3 Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:57 PM

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160GB in Reports folder? That folder is empty for me, so i guess you could delete what is inside.

Also can you tell us what is inside that folder, i am quite curious what requires that amount of space.


Edited by laulaur, 03 January 2019 - 11:59 PM.


Homer_J #4 Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:59 PM

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As has been said, check what is in there but it is normally empty so as far as Wot is concerned it is safe to delete everything.

 

You will probably find you downloaded all your movies there or something.



Ghola36 #5 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:00 AM

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There are three types of files

 

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SuedKAT #6 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:06 AM

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Those are crash dumps, you've enabled that in the WGCheck tool, so every single time you crash it generates sort of a log file with as much relevant info WG think they would need to figure out why just by looking at the info. You can remove those, then open WGCheck and disable "Dump Generation". 

 

Edit: On the other hand, you might want to save the latest one and send it to WG via a ticket since if you crash that often you got some serious issues on your end.


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OIias_of_Sunhillow #7 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:07 AM

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^Not a clue what they are^

Mine is empty too.



Ghola36 #8 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:08 AM

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It is likely that all those are WG Check reports. If I remember correctly, I installed WG check few months ago since I had some other issues and WG Support asked me to.

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SuedKAT #9 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:10 AM

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View PostGhola36, on 04 January 2019 - 12:08 AM, said:

It is likely that all those are WG Check reports. If I remember correctly, I installed WG check few months ago since I had some other issues and WG Support asked me to.

 

Read my post above and here is what you need to disable:

Turn Enable dump generation off.



Balc0ra #10 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:14 AM

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My report folder has been empty for years as I've not run the other WG tools, inc check report thingy. I suspect you can delete everything in there with no risk for the game breaking.  



Ghola36 #11 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:19 AM

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Thank you for your help. I deleted all the files. Funny thing tho, i did not have WGCheck in my computer anymore (search tool did not find the program), I probably deleted it after the previous issue was solved - yet the dumps were generated somehow. I downloaded the program again, launched it and disabled the dump generation like SuedKAT said. I hope that it will do the job.

SuedKAT #12 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:23 AM

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Should stop WoT from generating a crash dump every time you crash, so that should be sorted, but looking at the contents of that folder tells me that you crash a lot, did WG support come back with anything more useful than the regular unrelated random copy paste this time or are you still in the dark why you're crashing as much as you do?

Ghola36 #13 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:34 AM

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I think that I figured the issue back in September somehow, as you can see from the filenames, there was only one crash in October and one in November. The crashes became frequent again in December due to low disc space probably (I think that I downloaded some TV series back then). More crashes = more dumps = more occupied disc space regardless of the few GBs I saved by deleting few movies. I hope that the game will run better now.

Edited by Ghola36, 04 January 2019 - 12:36 AM.


SuedKAT #14 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:38 AM

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I see, hope everything will work out for the better now then :)

 

 



BravelyRanAway #15 Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:39 AM

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View PostSuedKAT, on 03 January 2019 - 11:38 PM, said:

I see, hope everything will work out for the better now then :)

 

 

 

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