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05-15-17, 11:13 PM   #1
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How to remove unused addons lua settings

Hi,
once there was the old curse client that have a function to delete the unused (not present anymore) addons setting *.lua and *.bak .
This very handy functionality was removed in the new Curse/Twitch client. I don't find in Minion either.

So I am here to ask if there is a program, a batch file, something that could do the job.

Thanks.
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05-15-17, 11:21 PM   #2
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Sort by date modifed and delete the ones not updated when you last exited WoW + all the .bak files, as far as I know, they've never been used but they will come back for current addons.

Edit: I don't believe any Blizzard (non addon) information is stored in .lua files (.wtf, .txt and .md5) so a search in Explorer from the WTF\Account level for *.lua and *.bak should get them all in two sweeps.
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05-16-17, 08:36 AM   #3
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I deleted an addon several weeks ago using the Twitch-branded Curse Client and it asked me about the saved variables as usual. I may have to double check if they were actually deleted or something very recently changed.
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05-16-17, 03:33 PM   #4
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The " Curse Client" never did delete ALL saved variables. If the addon created SV's per character, also, the Client never deleted them. It was pretty good otherwise. I don't know anything at all about the Twitch Client as my computer got fried in late August of last year (2016) and I don't know when I'll have the resources to replace it.
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05-16-17, 10:24 PM   #5
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I wrote this Windows Command script a long time ago to get rid of extraneous backup files and abandoned saved variables.

Code:
@echo off
pushd "C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account"

del /s *.bak
del /s *.old

for /d %%i in (*) do (
	if exist %%i\SavedVariables\ (
		echo Account: %%i

		for %%j in ("%%i\SavedVariables\*.lua") do (
			echo %%~nj | findstr /r /i "^Blizzard_" > nul
			if errorlevel 1 (
				echo GlobalSV: %%~nj
				if not exist ..\..\Interface\AddOns\%%~nj\ (
					echo Delete: %%~nj
					del "%%j"
				)
			)
		)

		for /d %%j in ("%%i\*") do (
			for /d %%k in ("%%j\*") do (
				echo Character: %%k
				for %%l in ("%%k\SavedVariables\*.lua") do (
					echo %%~nl | findstr /r /i "^Blizzard_" > nul
					if errorlevel 1 (
						echo CharSV: %%~nl
						if not exist ..\..\Interface\AddOns\%%~nl\ (
							echo Delete: %%~nl
							del "%%l"
						)
					)
				)
			)
		)
	)
)

popd
pause
It scans through the SavedVar directories and checks if each Lua file has a matching addon folder name. If it doesn't, the file is deleted.
Make sure the initial pushd is pointing to your WoW account directory. The path I used is the default.
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05-16-17, 10:38 PM   #6
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That is fantastic. Just tested it, cleaned a few files out but everything else is still there. Good work.
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05-17-17, 12:18 AM   #7
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I agree.

This is reaaaallly fantastic

P.s.
Probably we could avoid the delete of the Blizzard related settings ?

CharSV: Blizzard_ClientSavedVariables
Delete: Blizzard_ClientSavedVariables
CharSV: Blizzard_RaidUI
Delete: Blizzard_RaidUI
CharSV: Blizzard_TimeManager
Delete: Blizzard_TimeManager

Or it is safe to delete ?
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05-17-17, 10:13 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by gmarco View Post
Probably we could avoid the delete of the Blizzard related settings ?

CharSV: Blizzard_ClientSavedVariables
Delete: Blizzard_ClientSavedVariables
CharSV: Blizzard_RaidUI
Delete: Blizzard_RaidUI
CharSV: Blizzard_TimeManager
Delete: Blizzard_TimeManager
In my experience, Blizzard keeps recreating empty folders for internal LoD addons, so they shouldn't be marked for deletion. I modified the script I posted earlier to run a regex match and skip Blizzard addons.
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05-17-17, 03:03 PM   #9
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That looks like an old DOS script. Would I save that as something.bat or somesuch?
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05-17-17, 04:06 PM   #10
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There's actually a utility called WoWClean on this very site that was uploaded back in 2006 that does this. I've used it for years and never had a problem with it. Also comes with the source if anyone wanted to modify/check it out.
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05-17-17, 07:54 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by myrroddin View Post
That looks like an old DOS script. Would I save that as something.bat or somesuch?
Yes, it's just a happy little batch file.
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05-18-17, 07:41 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by myrroddin View Post
That looks like an old DOS script. Would I save that as something.bat or somesuch?
.cmd is technically the extension to use in WinNT-derived (2000, XP, and newer) systems, though .bat still works for legacy support with no real difference between them. The Windows Command interface does work a lot like DOS, but has very limited support for DOS programs.



Originally Posted by Cidrei View Post
There's actually a utility called WoWClean on this very site that was uploaded back in 2006 that does this. I've used it for years and never had a problem with it. Also comes with the source if anyone wanted to modify/check it out.
I might take a look at the source. The author commented that it has couple known issues.
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06-01-17, 05:20 AM   #13
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I finally got around to using SDPhantom's script, which I modified the path to my WoW directory. It worked flawlessly, as far as I can tell.
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11-15-17, 09:20 PM   #14
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Random improvement thought for SDPhantom's script, although I have long forgotten how it would be done: is there a way to @echo which SV files were deleted?
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11-16-17, 11:01 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by myrroddin View Post
Random improvement thought for SDPhantom's script, although I have long forgotten how it would be done: is there a way to :: echo which SV files were deleted?
Do you mean you want to supress the echoing of files that were deleted? If that's the case, then change line 30 to
Code:
:: echo Delete: %%~nl
Otherwise it will print the deleted variable as It already does. Example:
Code:
CharSV: ZZZ
Delete: ZZZ
EDIT: Sorry, I'd made a mistake regarding how to prevent the "Delete: " message from showing up. @ would prevent 'echo Delete: %%~nl' from being printed on screen (which is already handled by @echo off at the start of the script). The correct prefix to prevent the output of echo in that line would be :: (similar to Lua's -- ). Fixed it above now.

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02-11-20, 08:02 AM   #16
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Code in this Thread still works Great

Finally cleaned up years of add-ons I tried and deleted and tried and deleted. Over 1500 files and 40mb of useless data. Works with Retail and Classic with the respective paths entered in the first line. Thanks for this!
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