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Old 04-30-2012, 12:37 AM   #76
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A rule of thumb: The more games you have installed the more space it is likely to free up. The app won't do much if you only have one game installed but it's still a good idea to run it anyway.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:03 AM   #77
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Thanks for this ^_^ 11,836.45 Freed!!!

Helps a lot For the insane requirement for Max Payne 3 >_O
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:18 AM   #78
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this is amazing, well done OP!
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:19 AM   #79
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Thanks for this ^_^ 11,836.45 Freed!!!

Helps a lot For the insane requirement for Max Payne 3 >_O
haha i heard about how big the Max Payne 3 installation is, it's insane!
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:22 AM   #80
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Now I have 15GB free space! YAY ( tool removed 1 GB of stuff )
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:40 AM   #81
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For what it's worth, fyi:

On my "D" Steam only 2TB drive (1.81TB usable, 176GB free before running the program, 856 Steam games installed), I recovered a little over 28GB of space, and recovered approx. 12GB of space on my "E" drive. I ran the program four times at "Maximum Depth" settings as follows:

First run, "3" depth: You saved 40268.13 MB
Second run, "4" depth: You saved 32.44 MB
Third run, "5" depth: Would not complete the run
Fourth run, "6" depth: Would not complete the run

Also, there does not appear to be any problem with symbolic links as approx. 12GB of the space recovered as shown above was from my "E" drive and was via symbolic links created by Steam Mover. Or, to put it another way - Running the program also recovered 12GB of space on my E drive where I had moved quite a few Steam game files using Steam Mover.

So, all in all, not too bad with over 40.3GB of space recovered in total.
40.3GB, mother of god
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:48 AM   #82
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+rep OP, saved me 20GB
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:18 AM   #83
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Didn't work for me.
Downloaded archive, extracted, run the program, selected steam apps folder, scanned, but didn't find anything ((
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #84
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While I don't like that every game has its own redist stuff I can understand its purpose.

Would be cool if Steam has an own redist folder with all up to date redist files. But that would never happens, as too much work and too much interference in the game ...

But if you really have to take care for some gigs space on your HDD ... than this HHD/partition is already too small for Steam.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:40 AM   #85
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While I don't like that every game has its own redist stuff I can understand its purpose.

Would be cool if Steam has an own redist folder with all up to date redist files. But that would never happens, as too much work and too much interference in the game ...

But if you really have to take care for some gigs space on your HDD ... than this HHD/partition is already too small for Steam.
Steam having it's own redist doesn't solve a lot of problems. Sometimes you need to distribute specific version of a program or utility.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:42 AM   #86
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For anyone using this tool I highly recommend you monitor how game updates work on games that get frequent updates like TF2 or Dungeon Defenders. I highly suspect you will be re-downloading these things CONSTANTLY. For anyone in a bandwidth quota system (which is pretty much 90% of people) this can be a huge problem. Do the clean, wait for a TF2/DD update (you wont' have to wait long!) then see what it does. You may wish to revisit how 'effective' the tool is in light of that.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #87
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Oh and thx btw for all that new and unnecessary use of the download servers.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:14 AM   #88
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18 gigs here...Holy crap I need to clean my hard drive more often...
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #89
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Holy """"

Just saved 2gb Thanks Dude
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:57 PM   #90
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Cleared about 5 gigs. Holy hell.
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