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PDF architect fills my hard drive with shit
  • PDF architect creates endless amounts of junk in C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\APP_NAME_NON_STRING\Logs

    There is fucking 20 GIGABYTES of log files in there, one for each day, even though I haven't been using the program for weeks!

    Content is just this message repeated hundreds of times every second:

    2012.12.24 18:28:30
    Thread: 1208    Win32 error in file M:\TemporaryBuilds\2\69\Sources\dev-architect\services\HelperService\SessionWatcher.cpp in line 221 code = 1702. Message: The binding handle is invalid. .
    M:\TemporaryBuilds\2\69\Sources\dev-architect\services\HelperService\SessionWatcher.cpp, line 0225
    void __thiscall SessionWatcher::SessionWatcherThreadFunc(void)
  • Exact same issue for me however many times worse, over 400 GB of this in html. I will be removing this version and rolling back to the old one. Provided I can get my computer to keep running. Because of this issue I now have 7kb free space on a TB Hard Drive so it's barely running.
  • OK, so I was able to open the largest log after waiting 20 mins for it to do so and here is what I discovered.

    The program is looking for lines and instructions on Drive M: problem is I DON'T HAVE A DRIVE M: so it is creating huge html logs of errors.
    Then I got to thinking...I did have a USB Flash drive plugged into the computer when I updated to this version. Sure enough as soon as I plugged that drive in it was M:
    Second problem is I had reformatted the drive so any files / folders / etc it was looking for is no longer there so POOF Errors from hell.

    For me anyway I can say SOLVED. When installing, ensure there are no external drives that are not ALWAYS connected or the program may use it for any and all AUX files / folders
  • Hi, we have the same problem.
    We using the newest architect 1.6.0.14 ( PDF_Architect_Setup-1_0_41.msi ) (5.1.2013) on a Windows XP SP3 Systems.
    For security reasons the Harddisk is 10G size.
    After installing a couple of files is created.
    C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\vmware\Anwendungsdaten\APP_NAME_NON_STRING\Logs\2013.01.05_21.22.58_PID003812_HelperService.HTM
    with contens like M:\TemporaryBuilds\2\69\Sources\dev-architect\services\ConversionService\ConversionService.cpp

    There are about 1GB per Minute Log file written!

    We wanted to buy this version for Customers with the edit feature.

    But I can't believe that this software is tested!

    The download is take for you page ( http://download.pdfforge.org/download/pdfarchitect/PDFArchitect-stable?download )

    What does the stable mean?

    Best Regards

    Andreas

  • Hi,

    the problem with the logs is fixed now;
    each version was tested, but it is unfortunately never possible to test everything in all types of enviroments.

    regards,

    Robin
    Robin
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  • Any issues with deleting these log files from hidden folder in C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\APP_NAME_NON_STRING\Logs ?

    I have over 48 GB in above folder.
  • Hi,

    no it is safe to delete them, in the latest verion they don´t get created anymore.

    regards,

    Robin
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  • Thanks Robin, I thought it would be safe to delete logs, but unsure since I did not know if Architect used those logs for something internal.


    However, an interesting thing, after deleting the logs, and rebooting I found the HelperService.exe process using 98-99% of CPU.


     

  • Are you using the latest version of the Architect?
    Robin
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  • yes. 1.0.52 version. Uninstalled for now. Have trouble posting on this site -script problem. Maybe i don't have IE8 (on Win XP pro sp3) configured correctly.
  • I am also using version 1.0.52  and just deleted 7Gb of log files from C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\PDF Software\Logs.

    Updating to 1.1.83 to see if that helps.