Re: COmputer slowed down after about a week of DXLabs
Peter Laws / N5UWY
On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 6:14 PM Dave AA6YQ <email@example.com> wrote:
I posted this to our local club's FB page. It's WSJT-X, not JTDX, and
further, it's very like that my problem was different than the problem
you are having -- unless your disk space is also very low and your
Windows instance was heavily reliant on swap space. But I thought it
``WSJT-X user? I am. Started January of '19 (not long after Peter K
did that SSTV stuff over the repeater showing images from a
telescope). Lots of QSOs.
``Since the deadly global pandemic started, I've made a bunch more.
Like 700+ ... and that's just QSOs. I often have it decoding for hours
``Completely and totally unrelated to that, I've noticed that I've
been running low on storage. To keep costs down when I put this system
together, I only got a 120-GB SSD. And I was down below a gig the
other day. OK, so ran C-Cleaner and the disk clean up routines in W10
and pulled off some software I wasn't really using and got it up to
about 5 GB free.
``Today, I noticed that C-Cleaner has a better "storage analysis" tool
than W10. Ran it and found out that the single biggest use of disk
space was music. What? I get my music from the radio like anyone born
in the 1960s. Duh. Dig a bit more and find out all the "music" (WAV
files, actually) are in "C:\Users\plaws\AppData\Local\WSJT-X\save\"
.... Wait - that's no music ...
``Turns out that WSJT-X had saved pretty much every Rx period I'd ever
decoded. Took me a while to find out where this was controlled, but
there it is under "Save" on the main menu bar. I don't know if *I*
selected "Save decoded" or if that was the default ...
``But I now have 70 GB free ...
``Check this on your own setup. If it's on because you want it on,
that's great, but if it's on and you didn't realize it ...''
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!