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Message 36905 - Posted: 27 Sep 2018, 7:59:26 UTC
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I have not had a task for sixtrack in the standard LHC (non-virtual) in quite a while but my PC says that it is using 4.6 GB of space.
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WHY? What can I clean out w/o damaging the app?
Let's crunch for our future.
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Message 36906 - Posted: 27 Sep 2018, 8:19:10 UTC

We can't really look at anything since your computer is *hidden* from us.

4.62 GB isn't very much on a HD these days and SixTrack doesn't take up much space either.
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Message 36908 - Posted: 27 Sep 2018, 8:36:53 UTC - in response to Message 36905.  

It's save to do a project reset via your local BOINC client.

Prior to this you may check the project's web preferences:
https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/prefs.php?subset=project
To avoid getting the large vdi files used by the VBox tasks you may
- uncheck the subprojects you don't want to run
- set "If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications?" to "No".
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Message 36909 - Posted: 27 Sep 2018, 8:52:11 UTC

boinc version 7.12.1 is 9.20 MB looking at it on one of mine.

If you ever did run any VB tasks those vdi's can be found

C:\ProgramData\BOINC - Projects - lhcathome.cern.ch_lhcathome
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Message 36910 - Posted: 27 Sep 2018, 9:00:59 UTC

Maybe you're even connected to the old URL.
To cleanup everything of LHC remove the project using BOINC Manager and add the project again using the URL https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/
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Message 36926 - Posted: 30 Sep 2018, 16:31:59 UTC - in response to Message 36908.  

Thank you.

I had tried the Virtual box on my PC but it caused so many problems I had to remove it.

I did find 2 .VDI files with their associated .XML that were 98 % of the 4.6 GB.

I removed them and it cleaned up the space used.

As to the comment that 4.6 GB is not a lot, it does depend on the size of the HDD.

I do have my PC's hidden as I had been compromised in the past and that is a tiny bit of additional security.
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Message 36927 - Posted: 30 Sep 2018, 16:41:26 UTC - in response to Message 36926.  

I do have my PC's hidden as I had been compromised in the past and that is a tiny bit of additional security.

Utter nonsense based on ignorance of what constitutes a security risk. Exposing your computers in BOINC does not reveal anything a hacker can use to compromise a host. Additional security it is not. Paranoia it is.
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