If you run Plex Media Server, delete your old installers, it doesn’t (yet).

So I noted the other day my Plex server, which I adore BTW, was running a tad shy on disk space. That’s cool, but why.

So just a little poking around revealed that Plex Media Server has been hoarding disk space by keeping all previous downloads of the installer/updater on disk. Not really sure why. But I assure you the likelihood of me needing an installer for that from 2015 is pretty low…

So I deleted them all and got back my 6GB of space.

The path is the path of the user logged in while Plex is running, in my case, me:

\\AppData\Local\Plex Media Server\Updates

plexupdates.png

Ideally it’ll look like this, squeaky clean.

Mine had about 27 folders in it each with files, stuff, etc. Flotsam and jetsam of the interwebs.

so how I got there?

Windows start button, type %APPDATA% and hit enter

appdata

This puts us in USER\AppData\Roaming. We don’t want to be there. Click the UP arrow next to “This PC” and double-click Local, Plex Media Server, Updates.

Delete to your hearts content.

This post brought to you by the letter Q and the number 5.

If you think they should address this please up-vote the feature request here (requires a PlexPass, which you should ideally get if you use Plex).:

https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/287657/delete-past-updates-out-of-appdata#latest

Peace!

 

 

Author: jeffstokes

Jeff Stokes

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