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I got AC2, Blazing Angels 2, and Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands a while back when Ubisoft had them mislabeled for $2 a piece. I didn't play them much at all. Anyway, in addition to their installed size of 6.6Gb, 6.1Gb, and 6.1Gb respectively, they also have made some massive .cab files in appdata/local/temp. Between the three, it's about 15Gb's. Are these temp files really necassary? That's a crap-ton of space to be using.

As an example, AC2 is supposed to take 8Gb total according to minimum specs on D2D. Mine takes 12.4Gb What is going on? Anyone else have this happen? I never would have found out if I wasn't doing a space sweeper run.
    
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Temp folders are temporary folders.
They're probably the leftover files from the installation. Probably safe to delete.
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Temp as in temporary.
Just delete them and your good to go.
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That's what I would think, but I can see ubisoft doing something stupid like putting game saves in there :/
    
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That's what I would think, but I can see ubisoft doing something stupid like putting game saves in there :/
Just delete instead of shift-delete. If something bad happens, restore it from the recycle bin.
    
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If they're still installed, try renaming the temp folder, or moving it somewhere else, then see if you can still load your savegames without issue. If they're fine, delete the temp stuff.

Thanks for the thread though, because I may check my own appdata folder for that sort of crap.
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