Disk eating software

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Redcrown Senior Member • Posts: 1,866
Disk eating software

Just FYI... and buyer beware.

My latest Windows 11 system disk backup jumped from 59.5 GB to 81.3 GB, a whopping 21.8 GB increase. The source was recent installations of Photoshop 2023, Topaz Photo AI, and Topaz Gigapixel.

The biggest cause was my Photoshop Sky Replacement presets. I have 9 GB of sky PNGs, and the installation of Photoshop 2023 copied and duplicated that entire folder from the Photoshop 2022 installation. Photoshop 2023 itself added 3.5 GB, the rest came from the Topaz stuff.

Poking around the Topaz stuff shows several large duplicate files. Same files (name, size, date) in Photo AI, Sharpen AI, and Denoise AI directories. Nothing you can do about that except complain to Topaz.

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