A few days ago, I noticed that I was almost out of diskspace on my 110 GB “sage” partition. I wasn’t totally surprised, since I do take a lot of pictures, and my new download habits with my all-you-can-eat Zune Pass subscription was sure to be responsible.
I don’t have a Zune, but I’m switching to the newly released software Zune software since it a generational leap ahead of iTunes. As part of the switch, I was transferring my podcast subscrptions. Lo and behold, look what I found…
Looks like iTunes has been creating a temp file several times a day, 11 MB-19 MB each, for a total of 1641 files and 17.2 GB. And what for? The typical usage pattern is that the file is written, read once two hours later, and then never again.
iTunes says these are safe to delete, but it doesn’t excuse the fact that it keeps “temp” files that are years old.