Why does Office upload center's cached files fill up my hard drive?

Posted on 2014-07-14
Last Modified: 2014-07-14
i'm syncing several SP 2013 site libraries to my local hard drive. I have a 256 GB drive and it's completely filled up by the cached files. I've configured the "Days to keep files in the Office Document Cache and set the "Deleted files from the Office Document Cache. . . "

and i've also pressed the "Delete cache files" button. didn't make any difference.

Please don't tell me that i have to unsync all of my libraries and start over again.
Question by:ronfast
    LVL 11

    Expert Comment

    by:N R
    If you're syncing then that means you have a copy of those things locally as well.  That's where the drive is getting filled.

    Sounds like you need a bigger drive.

    Author Comment

    but the actually size of the libraries is a fraction of the size of my hard drive. that's why i'm puzzled.
    LVL 11

    Accepted Solution

    Hmm...maybe it's something else?

    Try this:
    1. Press Win+F to open a search window.
    2. Search the word gigantic
    3. This will bring up any files larger than 128MB
    4. Then sort by size

    See anything abnormal?

    Author Comment

    Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. The problem was in other folders.
    LVL 11

    Expert Comment

    by:N R
    You're welcome, figured :)

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

    Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

    SharePoint Designer 2010 has tools and commands to do everything that can be done with web parts in the browser, and then some – except uploading a web part straight into a page that is edited in SPD. So, can it be done? Scenario For a recent pr…
    Since upgrading to Office 2013 or higher installing the Smart Indenter addin will fail. This article will explain how to install it so it will work regardless of the Office version installed.
    This video walks the viewer through the process of creating envelopes and labels, with multiple names and addresses. Navigate to the “Start Mail Merge” button in the Mailings tab: Follow the step-by-step process until asked to find the address doc…
    This video shows where to find the word count, how to display it, and what it breaks down to in Microsoft Word.

    759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    11 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now