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

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.
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ronfast
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Nathan RileyFounder/CTOCommented:
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.
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ronfastAuthor Commented:
but the actually size of the libraries is a fraction of the size of my hard drive. that's why i'm puzzled.
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Nathan RileyFounder/CTOCommented:
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?
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ronfastAuthor Commented:
Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. The problem was in other folders.
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Nathan RileyFounder/CTOCommented:
You're welcome, figured :)
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