So my league of legends folder is almost 14 gb right now (13.75gb) and yet my pbe is less than 4gb what is going.. what files are taking up so much space and what can I delete so my folder is relatively clean and not wasting 14gb of my hard drive i just deleted all my log files and even after the 800mb purge my game folder is 13.75 Gb large which in my opinion is very crazy. How can I clean up my riot folder? lolpbe enter image description here

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  • Do you have screenshots or recordings? I have 8100 files taking 3.64GB...
    – gbn
    Commented May 22, 2014 at 21:08
  • Mine was over 8 GB. Each server contributes 800 GB, and archived files can be large as well. Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 13:59

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A lot of that is in the '/RADS/projects' folder which is filled with old files (older versions) just in case Riot decides to rollback a patch. There are two ways you can free up some space:

Safer (recommended): Uninstall league of legends, delete all files and do a fresh install. It should come back to 5-6 gb.

Riskier (might cause an unexpected error): Delete the following




Althought this might still leave some lingering unused data in the other folders.

  • Also /lol_game_client/filearchives This folder can grow to be over 3 GB. As long as you don't play on those servers, the client will not need any of the files. Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 13:55
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    Never mind. Don't delete filearchives, it's really necessary! Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 14:43
  • I deleted everything in /RADS/projects. The Lol folder is down to 110Mb doing that. Then I launched the LolClient.exe, it went in repair mode for a rather long time with high internet usage. Now the game is playable (the directory weight 6Gb) and I still have my personal configuration files. I wonder why Riot does not remove everying starting from the antepenultimate release themself properly in local. I guess they don't mind having high bandwith usage on their servers, this feature is nigthmarish to implement, or more probably they don't mind taking a lot of space on their user's computer.
    – Jylo
    Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 16:03

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