Irrelevance Apr 15, 2013 @ 5:10pm
Deleting Local Content File
Hi everybody,
My HD doesn't have enough space to install TF2, so I uninstalled Portal and Half-Life 2. Both games were backed up to the Cloud, and I deleted the local files and nothing changed in disk space. I searched the web for answers, and found a bunch telling me to delete the common folder of the game. After I did, I checked and still nothing happened. I tried reinstalling then uninstalling, only to have my disk space knocked down even MORE.
Please help with this, as it is affecting my overall CPU performance!
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LifeSquared Apr 25, 2013 @ 5:27pm 
Have you emptied your Trash recently? Until you empty it you won't see any change in the amount of disk space available. Just moving files/folders to the Trash can is the equivalent of marking them ready for deletion, you need to empty it to free up the disc space.
dabomb Oct 8, 2013 @ 4:09pm 
Anyone else know what to do about this? Of course I checked my Recycle bin, I'm not an idiot and I'm sure the OP wasn't either but everyone says it.

What's the deal? Why does steam do this?
Mozart Oct 8, 2013 @ 5:02pm 
How do you uninstall games? Do you alt click -> delete local content in steam? Or do you just trash game shortcuts to the recycle bin?
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Mozart Oct 8, 2013 @ 5:07pm 
Just to make sure- go to ~/Library/Application support/Steam folder; press CMD+i and see for yourself how much disk space does Steam uses.
@OP disk space has nothing to do with CPU performance -- it either placebo effect or something else slowing down your computer.
dabomb Oct 12, 2013 @ 8:24pm 
^ He probably doesn't mean cpu performance he means overall performance. A full harddrive will slow your computer right down.
Irrelevance Dec 2, 2013 @ 8:27pm 
Thank you for the replies - I have found the problem, it was simply the CleanMyDrive status bar taking 24 hours to actually update to the correct number of GB free.
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Date Posted: Apr 15, 2013 @ 5:10pm
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