Why does the latest update of Daedalus wallet take up 65GB of storage in my PC?

Hello everyone
I’ve recently noticed that my “C” partition of windows which contains the OS and my other software (including the Daedalus wallet) is reaching its maximum capacity which is odd because i haven’t installed anything recently or copied any files there.
So i checked everything and found out that my Daedalus wallet (version 4.8) is taking up 65GBs of space in one of its folders inside the “Users” folder of "C’ partition!
Is there anything that i could do to reduce that size without removing Daedalus?
I know i can install and use other wallets but i want my assets to be saved securely on Daedalus.
Thanks in advance


I know the DB is ~40GB and I believe the rest ~20GB could be the logs… so try to delete all logs


  1. Type %appdata% in the Windows Explorer search bar
  2. Open the Daedalus folder
  3. Open the Logs folder


  1. On the Finder’s menu bar select Go
  2. Click Go to Folder…
  3. Type ~/Library/Application Support/Daedalus
  4. Note that if you cannot find the Daedalus folder your Library folder may be hidden. You will need to Unhide the Library folder.
  5. Open the Logs folder


  1. Navigate to ~/.local/share/Daedalus/mainnet
  2. Zip the Logs folder

Well, you can move it to an external usb drive. Whatever remains when you have removed the log files. Search for ”mklink”, I have written a detailed explanation of how you do it. Because it’s so large, you should use something like FastCopy.

65 GB sounds like you have the chain stored twice in there. It’s normally “only” around 30 GB. Perhaps, you switched between Daedalus Flight and Daedalus Mainnet or something like that.

Can you please post here a link to the explanation you metioned?

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