F@H directory is 1.1GB?

mcryptic

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Jan 1, 2001
Messages
1,907
My folding at home directory is 1.1GB, and has over 200 .pdb files, Is this normal? I don't think the client needs to have all those files so can i delete them?
 

Crashsector

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Jul 10, 2001
Messages
1,125
That definately doesn't sound normal. I don't have anything with a .pdb in my FAH directory. Sounds like it could be the work of a virus or something?

Anyone else?

 

KodiakStar

/'s by 0
Joined
Dec 13, 2004
Messages
12,733
168mb here

the pdb's look to be the files that f@h creates at every timed checkpoint save :)
 

apHytHiaTe

2[H]4U
Joined
Jul 9, 2004
Messages
2,901
Maybe you stashed all your pr0n in there to hide it from yo mamma :p

The first thought that came to mind in seriousness was "trojan". "Virus" could also pop in there. "Driveby Drag'n'drop incident" sounds good too.

 

KodiakStar

/'s by 0
Joined
Dec 13, 2004
Messages
12,733
"step6459.pdb"

considering there is the word step in there.. I think it should be ok ;)

ie step xxx out of xxx completed
 

SmokeRngs

[H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2008
Joined
Aug 9, 2001
Messages
16,467
My folding directory is sitting at 210 meg right now. I would just leave the files alone. It's probably just the checkpoint information as someone else mentioned. Just make sure the files disappear when you start a new work unit. I'd bet they will when that happens. Then new ones will be put there. If you don't like the disk space it's taking up, then I would suggest setting the checkpoint to a larger interval.

 
Top