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What is Visual Studio's Font Cache folder? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I started playing around with an app called WinDirStat today and I have noticed that this folder:

        C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Visual Studio\Font Cache\

    ...takes up to 10GB on my computer, containing font files.
    Does anyone have any idea what this folder is for and if it is safe to delete it?

    10GB is too much and the folder name with "cache" in it makes me want to delete it...

    (By the way, I think MS has the bad habit of leaving huge files on the windows filesystem which is not good for anyone. For example, I am also using Windows Live Mail, which again keeps a ton of installers around 1GB in a directory.)

    • Edited by Kostas0 Sunday, August 2, 2015 8:57 AM
    Sunday, August 2, 2015 8:47 AM

Answers

  • I've found what caused this:

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31770256/what-is-visual-studios-font-cache-folder

    Seems like it is a cleanup bug of yours.

    • Marked as answer by Tina-Shi Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:58 AM
    Sunday, August 2, 2015 10:17 AM

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  • I've found what caused this:

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31770256/what-is-visual-studios-font-cache-folder

    Seems like it is a cleanup bug of yours.

    • Marked as answer by Tina-Shi Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:58 AM
    Sunday, August 2, 2015 10:17 AM
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    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:58 AM