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EPG123 cache directory and files

Post#1 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:08 pm

I may have missed a discussion on this, if so I apologize, but I happened to look in the \cache directory and saw 67,047 files. Is this normal? should I delete some of them, looks like the dates go back to when I first installed EPG123.


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Post#2 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:26 pm

Everything in the cache folder is all the data used to create the mxf file to import into WMC. EPG123 will delete all expired/out-of-date files in the cache folder upon completion of an update run (all files in the cache folder are current). This allows the update/download time from Schedules Direct to be much shorter on next update.

If you delete the files, EPG123 will just simply download them again and save in the cache folder.
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Post#3 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:36 pm

Thanks Gary,

I just did not expect over 64,000 files in cache, some of them dated from April of last year!

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Post#4 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:28 pm

carlmon wrote:... some of them dated from April of last year!

Well, that's impressive. Those files are more than likely series descriptions for shows that are always on and/or in syndication. Also, they will be your generic paid programming files. The files probably start with 'SH'.
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