I have been in crypto for a few years, and over time, changed computer twice, transferring entire C: drive content to the new PC.
My new computer has a smaller C: partition and I’m trying to free some space. I just found out I have an “Ethereum” folder in User/AppData/Local that I’ve carried along all this time, and it weighs 22Gb!!
Now I remember when I first started crypto back then, I thought mining was required, and I know I tried something, but stopped after getting some error message somewhere that I couldn’t fix. However, as I’m now finding out, I did download (and install? and/or run?) something that I’ve been carrying along this whole time, and now it’s apparently weighing heavy on my resources.
Exploring further the User/AppData/Local/Ethereum folder, it contains:
/keystore is (sadly) empty…
* /chaindata (22Gb)
* /ethash (140Mb)
* LOCK (file with no extension)
* nodekey (file with no extension)
Before I become famous for trashing a fortune, what am I supposed to make of this? Should I just erase this? Can this hide any value? I don’t necessarily want to store ETH blockchain on my C: drive, I need the space, but I can’t decently erase this without making sure it doesn’t have any value.