Deleting Steam Workshop Package Files?

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  1. SL1DE

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    I'm wondering if it's safe to delete the package files in my SteamApps/workshop/content folder?

    Reason being because it's taking up 60GB of space and I don't really need them if the content is already installed. So is it safe to delete them, or will Steam try to redownload everything?
     
  2. Goanna

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    Steam will re-download.
     
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    Ah that's a shame. One of the cons of rF2 being on Steam now.
     
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    What you can do is copy all the stuff you want from ..\Steam\steamapps\workshop\content\365960 and paste it for now desktop or where ever.
    Then go to Steam workshop and unsubscribe from what ever you decide.
    Start rF2 and check the track and vehicle lists, they should be a bit lighter. Exit game. Start Launcher and check that the content manager is all clean.
    Now just get all of the .rfcmp files you kept in the first step and dump them all in the Packages folder.
    Start Launcher and install everything in the content manager.
    Once everything is installed you can delete everything from the Packages folder.
     
  5. JimmyT

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    But remember, if you do that, it won't update automatically if a later version appears in the workshop. (will it?)
     
  6. Seven Smiles

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    If you have a second disc you can move the folder there and put a symlink from the present folder, that’s what I’ve done. Still wastes 60 GB but no longer on your primary drive.
     
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    Yep, just subscribe, don't start anything, copy the rfcmp file from the 365960 folder and paste somewhere.
    Unsubscribe from Workshop. Start rf launcher. Uninstall old mod and quit launcher.
    New rfcmp into package folder and install, delete from package folder.
    O
     
  8. Flaux

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    Would be lovely to tell steam a different location to store workshop content. A bigger second HDD for instance...

    EDIT: @Seven Smiles do I need an app to create a symlink or is it possible within windows?
     
  9. ADSTA

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    Seven.......you've been paged
    I'm sure he has the trick :cool:
     
  10. Hoshi

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    This did the trick for me, thanks Lazza!
    Thread > https://forum.studio-397.com/index.php?threads/amount-of-space-on-ssd-hdd.54170/

     
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    @Lazza
    That might have to be updated as we don't have a cache folder any more.
     
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    THIS IS WHAT GET WHEN TRYING TO START GAME PLAYED 6 HOURS NOW STUFFED


    rFactor2 Content Inventory @ Dec 19 2019 8:47:02 pm

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    Mod "DUS_Superb_RND12 1.0" contains an updated component "FVR SUPERCARS FG 6.93" no base component installed.

    Mod "DUS_Superb_RND12 1.0" references a non-existent component "FVR SUPERCARS FG 6.93".

    Mod "DUS_Superb_RND12 1.0" contains an updated component "FVR SUPERCARS NA 6.93" no base component installed.

    Mod "DUS_Superb_RND12 1.0" references a non-existent component "FVR SUPERCARS NA 6.93".

    Mod "DUS_Superb_RND12 1.0" contains an updated component "FVR SUPERCARS VF 6.93" no base component installed.

    Mod "DUS_Superb_RND12 1.0" references a non-existent component "FVR SUPERCARS VF 6.93".

    Mod "DUS_Superb_RND12 1.0" references a non-existent component "Newerburg 1.1".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_1 1.0" references a non-existent component "Phillip Island 0.65".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_1 1.0" references a non-existent component "RSM Racing V8s 0.85e".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_5 1.0" references a non-existent component "Barbagallo_v2.3 2.3".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_5 1.0" references a non-existent component "Bayraceway 2.1".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_5 1.0" references a non-existent component "HiddenValley 1.64".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_5 1.0" references a non-existent component "Lakeside 1.1".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_5 1.0" references a non-existent component "Pukekohe2013_1.7 1.7".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_5 1.0" references a non-existent component "Queensland_2014 0.45".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_5 1.0" references a non-existent component "RSM Racing V8s 0.85e".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_5 1.0" references a non-existent component "Sandown500_v1.81 1.81".

    Mod "JFF_Xmas_5 1.0" references a non-existent component "Watkins_Glen_International 1.02".

    Mod "S4_BMW_Test_v1 1.0" contains an updated component "BMW_M2_CS_2020 1.21" no base component installed.

    Mod "S4_BMW_Test_v1 1.0" references a non-existent component "BMW_M2_CS_2020 1.21".

    Mod "S4_BMW_Test_v1 1.0" references a non-existent component "Barbagallo_v2.3 2.3".

    Mod "S4_BMW_Test_v1 1.0" references a non-existent component "GoldCoast 0.6b".

    Mod "S4_BMW_Test_v1 1.0" references a non-existent component "RaceRfactor_Melbourne_2013 2.07"
     
  13. Wergilius

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    I used the mklink command to move the workshop folder to an HDD instead, "saved" +60GB of space on the dedicated SSD in my installation.
     
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  14. Seven Smiles

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    Yes, I use
    Code:
    mklink /j "<Steam Folder>\steamapps\workshop" "D:\LinkedFromC\workshop"
    where <Steam Folder> is wherever you put Steam (default is c:\Program Files (x86)\Steam)

    The way I did it also saves another GB used by other Steam games I have that use a workshop folder (I moved the whole folder to my D drive). For just rF2 it would be
    Code:
    mklink /j "<Steam Folder>\steamapps\workshop\content\365960" "D:\LinkedFromC\workshop\content\365960"
     
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  15. Seven Smiles

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    I forgot that I wrote a batch file :cool: to do the whole job - move the files and create the symlink. Note that you have to edit it before setting it loose.

    Code:
    rem **********************************************
    rem Where the stuff will be moved to, EDIT TO SUIT
    set _hdd=k:\SteamOffSSD
    
    rem Standard Steam location, EDIT IF you have it somewhere else
    set _steam=%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Steam
    rem **********************************************
    
    This comes without a warranty, use it at your own risk - I've seen too many weird things happen with non-standard Steam installs, non-English Windows and stuff.
     

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    I keep a lean rf install with 1 or 2 other games and Steam on their own 300ish gig ssd.
    Trouble free
     
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    Steam will NOT redownload items deleted from the packages folder. Please make sure to give proper information next time you try to help someone.
     
  18. Goanna

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    Read the original post (first line will do) before proclaiming thou self righteousness......no one including the OP said anything about a packages folder.
     
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