After running out of space multiple times, I started researching and putting a strategy to permanently fix this issue.

In the end I found that Application Support is an important directory for most of apps, but I've a directory called Google with 2.2 GB size. Most probably this is for Chrome only. What does this directory include and what will happen if I delete it?

Including information about directories and their sizes:

Including information about directories and their sizes***

  • Google will also contain info for Drive You need to give more detail as to the sizes of the subdirectories – user151019 Aug 29 '15 at 11:55
  • @Mark I've updated the question with a photo, I don't use Drive, I have Chrome and its extensions, plus AFT for my android phone. – Yomash Aug 29 '15 at 12:07
  • The next column split for Default would be useful – user151019 Aug 29 '15 at 12:11
  • Updated again :) – Yomash Aug 29 '15 at 12:36

It appears to be local storage, used by websites to store temporary files. This article explains how you can use Chrome itself to inspect the contents in more detail.

Seems like it should be safe enough to delete (the article also describes a Chrome extension that can safely do that), but as always, make sure you have a backup just in case.

  • The solution of clearing browser data didn't actually do anything, the directory is still having the same size as before! I will try the other solution which is making a backup of this directory and then deleting it to see how Chrome will behave. – Yomash Aug 29 '15 at 15:49
  • Deleting the directory didn't create any problems, I am doing the same every once and a while, thanks for the solution. – Yomash Sep 17 '15 at 0:09

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