On 07/13/09 14:22, Rickles wrote:
> Samuel S wrote:
>> Hello all.. I Am overloaded with a large slt file. How do I reduce this 
>> to gain more space on my Vista business machine?
>> I Am running SM 1.1.17
>> TIA for your assistance...
>> Bo1953
> That *.slt should be the folder which contains your profile, where the 
> mail and bookmarks, etc., are kept.  On a default install, it's also 
> where the cache folder is for the browser page downloads (images, 
> scripts, etc.)  You've most likely got a large collection of emails 
> and/or web page cache info.
> If you've thrown emails out, they've been marked as 'gone' so you don't 
> see them in the GUI any longer, but the original raw text may still be 
> in the files where mail is stored.  Open your mail window, right-click 
> on each folder listed and select 'Compact this folder'.  If there're any 
> lingering, hidden message texts, that should clear them out, one folder 
> at a time.
> To clear the cache (assuming no plugins): from either mail or browser 
> windows, go to Edit - Preferences - Advanced and you'll see the 'Cache' 
> item.  Set max size, location, etc., and do a manual flush with 'Clear 
> Cache'.  After all that, see how much space you've recovered from your 
> *.slt 'file'.

If you change the location of the cache directory, then clear the cache,
will that clear the cached files at the original location?

Perhaps the OP should clear the cache first, then select a better location
(if a better location is in fact desired)?
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