Outriders participant discovers 23GB of crash dumps stuffed in a Home windows folder

Outriders participant discovers 23GB of crash dumps stuffed in a Home windows folder

April 12, 2021 Off By tracy

How’s your C drive wanting today? A number of headspace for Resident Evil Village subsequent month? For those who’ve been taking part in Outriders, you would possibly discover rather less free area than anticipated: One participant found that the sport had stuffed 23GB value of crash stories six folders deep into their C drive.

I do not know why Outriders would retailer the equal of seven,188 copies of Battle and Peace in crash knowledge. It is regular for Unreal Engine video games to dump a bunch of knowledge after a crash (they normally ask if you wish to ship it to the developer to allow them to determine what induced it), nevertheless it is not regular for the sport to retailer monumental portions of crash knowledge in your drive long run. Presumably it is one thing Individuals Can Fly will repair in a future replace. 

This is the folder the place Outriders shops crash stories: Customers/[You]/AppData/Native/Insanity/Saved.

(“Insanity” is only a codename for Outriders. For those who’ve skilled crashes, you could have seen that “UE4-Insanity” crashed.)

That is the folder the place Reddit person Toasteroven47 discovered 23GB of particulars about each Outriders crash they’d skilled. They observed the information with WinDirStat, which visualizes the information on Home windows drives. (I solely point out that as a result of it is an excellent software.) A unique thread from per week in the past identified the identical drawback.

It’s secure to delete the information in that folder. 

I attempted to confirm the problem myself, however I am unable to get Outriders to crash. It’s maddeningly steady for me for the time being, however I suppose that is a superb drawback to have. Nevertheless, Morgan, who wrote PC Gamer’s Outriders assessment, says he discovered two Outriders crash stories that take up almost 1GB. That is clearly not as massive a deal as 23GB, nevertheless it’s sufficient proof for me to say that there is a drawback. Even 1GB of crash knowledge is greater than any recreation needs to be storing in your drive.

I poked round in my very own AppData folder to see if every other video games have been secretly hoarding crash knowledge, however even video games that I do know crashed loads (taking a look at you, Technology Zero) have solely stored a couple of tiny logs. The largest crash dump I might discover is from The Medium, and it is 100MB. I deleted it. These are my 100MBs.

If Outriders crash dumps have been stowing away in your drive, tell us within the feedback how a lot area you reclaimed.