c:\Users\[name]\.Rider2018.3\ is 90GB large

I wanted to try out Rider. However, one file c:\Users\[name]\.Rider2018.3\system\caches\content.dat.storageData ended up taking up 88GB of disk space.

Can I reduce the size of this file?

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Hello!

Could you please clarify whether you are working on a Unity project or others (which)?

Also please, collect Rider logs (Help | Compress Logs and Show in ...) and share with us via https://uploads.jetbrains.com ?

Thanks in advance!

 

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I have had two projects opened. One asp.net core project and one asp.net mvc 5 project. No unity projects

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I caught a long running background task "Updating Indices". It appears to simply traverse through all directories.

The one solution has a folder with many 1000s images. Could it be that the c:\Users\[name]\.Rider2018.3\system\caches\content.dat.storageData gets so big because these image files are indexed?

If so, can I setup the "Updating Indices" with exclude fires/directory patterns?

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Hello!

Thank you for the information.

You noticed right, that if your project has some directories with many large files, IDE processes them.
If you exclude the directories, then the cache will not be filled with the content of the files. To do that

1. go to the solution explorer,

2. right-click on the folder you want to exclude and then select "Exclude."

4. after that switch to file system explorer and right click  on the same folder

3. select Tools/Stop Index

As a result, there should appear a hint "no index" near the folder name:

Please, let me know about the results.

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