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Plex Media Server folder size

mikegrafmikegraf Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass
Size of Plex folder on C: drive issues
Firstly, truly love Plex and the way it operates (and especially the iOS client).

I installed on my Windows PC on the D: drive, but have noticed that my C: drive is slowly filling up. Tracked this down to the Plex Media Server folder (in \Users\[name]AppData\Local directory) that has now grown to be over 11 Gb in size (11 Gb of space which I really cannot spare).

I had hoped that the application, being stored on the D: drive (where space is not so limited), would also store its cache or program information there, however it is obviously building it up on my C: drive.

Is there any resolution to either move the folder to another drive (than C:) or anything that I should check to help free up space? Otherwise I will need to uninstall Plex given my C: drive is shortly going to run out of space.

Appreciate the help

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  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    mikegraf wrote:

    Firstly, truly love Plex and the way it operates (and especially the iOS client).

    I installed on my Windows PC on the D: drive, but have noticed that my C: drive is slowly filling up. Tracked this down to the Plex Media Server folder (in \Users\[name]AppData\Local directory) that has now grown to be over 11 Gb in size (11 Gb of space which I really cannot spare).

    I had hoped that the application, being stored on the D: drive (where space is not so limited), would also store its cache or program information there, however it is obviously building it up on my C: drive.

    Is there any resolution to either move the folder to another drive (than C:) or anything that I should check to help free up space? Otherwise I will need to uninstall Plex given my C: drive is shortly going to run out of space.

    Appreciate the help

    Hi,

    There is a reg key you can change to locate the metadata anywhere you want it.

    http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/24575-support-for-storing-application-support-files-anywhere/page__p__155038#entry155038
  • mikegrafmikegraf Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass
    Trudge wrote:

    Ninja thanks for the (really) prompt reply... quick question. Apart from changing the Registry key, do I need to do anything else?

    That is, should I recreate the folder structure?
    or copy over the 11 Gbs from C:\Users\...\Plex Media Server to D:\Program Files\Plex\Plex Media Server (as an example)
    or will Plex automatically recreate the folders as needed and slowly (over time) rebuild the information?
  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    mikegraf wrote:

    Ninja thanks for the (really) prompt reply... quick question. Apart from changing the Registry key, do I need to do anything else?

    That is, should I recreate the folder structure?
    or copy over the 11 Gbs from C:\Users\...\Plex Media Server to D:\Program Files\Plex\Plex Media Server (as an example)
    or will Plex automatically recreate the folders as needed and slowly (over time) rebuild the information?

    I'd do it like this;
    - shutdown PMS
    - Do the Reg key
    - copy everything over
    - restart PMS
    - drink beer (and watch movies) :)
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