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Official Guide [!] If you want storage space, read this! [!]

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by DoubleD, May 3, 2016.

  1. DoubleD

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    Always wondering why GMOD is clunking up your storage space? You try to fix it by deleting all your addons, but that doesn't do anything?

    Well, listen closely.
    • head over to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\downloads\server
    • CTRL+A (Selects all files)
    • Hit your delete button.
    • Click 'Okay" and delete everything
    • Enjoy that WONDERFUL storage space
    Now you might say "Durr DoubleD, I already know that!" Well, I didn't know this before, so I'm posting it for the other people who don't know. I deleted over 150 Gigabytes of shit that I downloaded from servers (Like DarkRP) and I went from 764 gigs used to 612 gigs used. Try it.

    Hope this helped for the people who have limited space on their computer.
     
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  2. $Vex$

    $Vex$ Sociopathic rogue UM

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    So That's why I have my 1TB half full..... makes sense Thanks.
     
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  3. Encore

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    Well, shite. That may explain why my 1TB hdd always has 200~ gb used. Thanks for the tip!
     
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  4. DoubleD

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    Bump :^)

    Helped me today, got like 40 GB back now lmao.
     
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  5. heaven

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    150gb, tyvm
     
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  6. Redhunter

    Redhunter On and Off UP Lead

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    120GB cleared up - Cheers mate!
     
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  7. pepsi fish

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    3,68GB, guess I don't visit other servers that much.
     
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  8. Gaben

    Gaben Went to greece a jew came as a homophobic racist

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    50 mb.....
     
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  9. swexs

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    cleared up over 50mb lol wtf ty sir
     
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  10. PsychoParek

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    Holy shit man ... over 65GB cleared .. thanks m8
     
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  11. Plankster

    Plankster Molecule

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    had 95 GB
    got 264 GB now

    holy shite thanks
     
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  12. gecko

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    This deserves a sticky to be honest, made me around 60GB of space @Blackquill
     
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  13. M3lon

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    50 GB, cheers.

    this should be stickied
     
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  14. Blackquill

    Blackquill The Rejuvenated Server Director
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    Stickied!
     
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  15. MaXenzie

    MaXenzie Sexually attracted to robots
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    Cleared out like 60 GB, Gmod still takes 15 minutes to start up.

    I assume that's due to addons.

    How can I remove the trash addons without getting rid of the ones I need?
     
  16. DoubleD

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    If you do uninstall a lot of addons and want to quickly delete them, open up your console and type "menu_cleanupgmas"

    Deletes all the .gma files that you are not using

    E: Oh, well if you were to handpick the addons you would want to keep you would have to go through your addons and manually uninstall them. But, I suggest using the other method made by @Votra (originally) to just clean up all of your addons at once and reinstall the ones you need later
     
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  17. MaXenzie

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    All of my addons are enabled (about 300-600, haven't counted) there's so many that trying to delete or disable one crashes the game.

    Redownloading tonnes of content (especially big vital addons) would be a hassle, but I currently don't have the motivation to even start Gmod up with the amount of time it takes to load, and singleplayer just shuts down instantly.
     
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  18. sundown

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    i have read this many times, but i dont have more storage space

    title misleading tbh
     
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  19. Plankster

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    lmao i did this on my C: drive as well and i got 52 gb back from having like 0
     
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  20. chrisbissas

    chrisbissas Proton

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    Went from 404GB free, to 485GB free.
    Thanks. Have a disk.
     
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