• The Vivaldi installer leaves the file '%LOCALAPPDATA%\Vivaldi\Application\1.5.658.56\Installer\vivaldi.7z'. But this is a big size. (approximately 150MB)
    Could you delete this file automatically after install is completed?

    OS: Windows 10 64bit 14393
    Vivaldi 1.5.658.56 32bit

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    @jim995 - It's needed for incremental auto-update.

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    @Ayespy Hmm, any reason why the old one isn't removed either? I have two vivaldi.7z packages from both of the recent Vivaldi updates, causing the Vivaldi Application folder to take up 600 MB+ of the disk space. 🤔 If you count the User Data folder, that adds up to almost 1,3 GB.
    That's not much of a problem on my PC, but on my tablet, where I have a very limited space (only 32 GB for OS and all other software) this is an issue, as every 100 MB of space counts...

  • I always remove the older snapshot dir manually. It's left by the installer but there's no real use to leave it. Before the introduction of delta updates I also deleted the vivaldi.7z but now it's actually useful (1-10 mb max updates against 40mb everytime)

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    @pafflick - I dunno. In MY Stable directory, the "old version" folder is empty. In my Snapshot directory, there is no "old version" folder. So if you have one with content in it, I can't think why that would be.

  • @Ayespy said in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Vivaldi\Application\1.5.658.56\Installer\vivaldi.7z:


    Exactly, stable. Snapshots instead are left, at least previous version. I never let any live more than 1 minute to test if they are ALL left there or the installer deletes all apart the one being replaced by the new snapshot. When a full install of a new stable happens, only the new one is left.

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    @iAN-CooG I use Vivaldi Stable and I have most of the previous version folder contents, which is about 300MB+ of data. Only the Extensions folder (and a couple of libraries) seems to be missing, but that is only a ~15 MB difference. I'm not sure why it wasn't deleted automatically? Was it even supposed to?

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    @pafflick - I couldn't even guess why you still have the prior version folder, complete with contents. I have four versions of Vivaldi installed here, in four different locations (one standard install, three standalones) and only one even has that folder, and it's empty.

  • in my %temp%\vivaldi_installer.log
    [1130/194518:ERROR:installer_state.cc(617)] Deleting old version directory: C:\Program Files\Vivaldi\Application\1.5.676.6
    [1130/194518:ERROR:installer_state.cc(624)] Failed to delete old version directory: C:\Program Files\Vivaldi\Application\1.5.676.6

    that happened when I installed 1.6.682.3. Strangely enough, this evening i updated to 1.6.687.3 but the 1.6.682.3 dir was still there but wasn't even logged that it didn't succeeded in deleting it, probably it didn't even tried 🙂

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    @iAN-CooG I looked to the installer.log on my computer and I can see that it failed to delete the old directories at least several times in the past. But since the installer attempts to delete all of the old directories on each update, I guess the next one should remove both the current one and the previous directory at once.
    I have no idea what's causing this, maybe some process of Vivaldi was still running while it was updating? 🤔

  • @pafflick most likely, plenty of times some vivaldi.exe still are running when closing it despite having unckecked "Continue running background apps when Vivaldi is closed" in vivaldi://settings/search#back
    most of time it's the damn Top Sites continuous updating, it's a curse. I keep replacing it every 2-3 days and grows at every damn visited site, the more it grows, the more it gets to finish updating it 🙂
    The best thing I did is to clean and pack one copy with DB browser for SQLite by keeping only the http://bookmark_thumbnail/ entries after setting all my speed dial thumbs.

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    @iAN-CooG I'm not sure what are these "apps" that can be running in the background, I have this option checked and I'm not sure whether I should be worried about it?

    I'm quite happy that I haven't had the "Top Sites" issue yet, I checked it several times and haven't noticed any suspicious activity around it, so at least that one thing isn't troubling me now... 😎

  • @pafflick the settings is for the various vivaldi threads running in background, vivaldi.exe self launches itself with different parameters as secondary threads, one fo those is the responsible for updating that SQLite db called Top Sites, which contains the thumbnails of everything you visit. exploring with the DB browser would leave anyone saying "WTF is vivaldi doing with these? and why?"
    In any case, sometimes some of those threads are indeed so busy that they don't shutdown immediately at the closing of the GUI and the only way to know is to check the active processes in the task manager (ctrl-shift-esc) or issuing at cmdline:
    kill /f vivaldi.exe
    taskkill /im vivaldi.exe
    and similar commands depending on your available tools.

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    @iAN-CooG Yeah, I spied Vivaldi process a couple of times (after stumbling upon some interesting lecture) to see if it's not eating up my SSD, only to find out (with a relief) that its disk usage doesn't exceed 0,1 MB/s... 🙂

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