Local cache huge size with other programs executable files!!!



  • Hi!

    When I checked which were the greatest folders in my hard drive, I notice that f.lux was one of the biggest! The folder $appdata$\Local\Packages\F.luxSoftwareLLC.f.lux_sw1dyjdkns7gt\LocalCache\Local is over 2.5G and it contains several exe files from other programs that I have installed like Postman, Spotify, Slack, etc.

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    Why is f.lux storing those exe files and how can I prevent this?!?!?


  • f.lux team

    This is the Microsoft Store sandbox, but it seems like Postman (which we don't make) is actually writing to our sandbox?

    Perhaps this app is doing some process-level hooking that makes it run in the sandbox with f.lux. You should probably ask them about that, since it's pretty unusual.

    Also, f.lux should use <1MB in this folder, not gigabytes. I think if you look you'll find that our files are really tiny.


  • f.lux team

    I think the best way to fix this is to uninstall and reinstall f.lux, but please leave the screenshot up for a while. :)



  • FYI, the applications that are in this folder, most of them are not applications installed through Microsoft store, they are regular applications. Uninstalling the application did removed all those files.


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