BrowserMetrics

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-967920%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EBrowserMetrics%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-967920%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EThere%20is%20a%20folder%20%25localappdata%25%5CMicrosoft%5CEdge%20Dev%5CUser%20Data%5CBrowserMetrics%20with%20thousands%20of%204%20MB%20files%20like%26nbsp%3BBrowserMetrics-5D3A8F5A-1AF0.pma%20that%20fill%20up%20my%20precious%20SSD%20disk%20space.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ECan%20I%26nbsp%3Bremove%20these%20or%20prevent%20or%20limit%20the%20creation%3F%20What%20is%20the%20purpose%20of%20these%20files%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI'm%20currently%20at%26nbsp%3B%3CSPAN%3EVersion%2079.0.309.5%20(Offizielles%20Build)%20dev%20(64-Bit)%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20think%20it%20would%20be%20a%20good%20idea%20to%20make%20them%20sparse%20files%20on%20NTFS%20volumes%20or%20compress%20the%20folder%20by%20default.%20In%20my%20case%20compressing%20the%20folder%20reduced%20the%20size%20from%208.55%20GB%20to%20462%20MB.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%3ESolution%3A%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%3EI%20disabled%20the%20creation%20of%20the%20files%20by%20setting%20the%20following%20registry%20entry%3A%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%5BHKEY_CURRENT_USER%5CSoftware%5CPolicies%5CMicrosoft%5CEdge%5D%3CBR%20%2F%3E%22MetricsReportingEnabled%22%3Ddword%3A00000000%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20checked%20the%20policy%20with%26nbsp%3Bedge%3A%2F%2Fpolicy%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EAll%20existing%20files%20were%20deleted%20after%20a%20restart%20of%20Edge.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ESee%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2FDeployEdge%2Fmicrosoft-edge-policies%23metricsreportingenabled%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fdocs.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2FDeployEdge%2Fmicrosoft-edge-policies%23metricsreportingenabled%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-968165%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20BrowserMetrics%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-968165%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fgroups.google.com%2Fa%2Fchromium.org%2Fforum%2F%23!topic%2Fcrashpad-dev%2F2YZHzOpeAT8%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fgroups.google.com%2Fa%2Fchromium.org%2Fforum%2F%23!topic%2Fcrashpad-dev%2F2YZHzOpeAT8%3C%2FA%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fsuperuser.com%2Fquestions%2F1425077%2Fwhat-are-crashpadmetrics-pmaxxx-tmp-in-appdata-local-google-chrome-user-data%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fsuperuser.com%2Fquestions%2F1425077%2Fwhat-are-crashpadmetrics-pmaxxx-tmp-in-appdata-local-google-chrome-user-data%3C%2FA%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1032141%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20BrowserMetrics%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1032141%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F254594%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40alexfreu%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BThanks%20for%20explanation%20for%20community.%20Will%20be%20nice%2C%20if%20Edge%20will%20provide%20automatic%20cleanup%20of%20these%20files%20in%20Disk%20Cleaner%20utility%20or%20something%20like%20that.%20Liked%20to%20send%20crash%20telemetry%20data%2C%20but%20need%20to%20clean%20such%20if%20they%20take%20so%20much%20disk%20space.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
alexfreu
Senior Member

There is a folder %localappdata%\Microsoft\Edge Dev\User Data\BrowserMetrics with thousands of 4 MB files like BrowserMetrics-5D3A8F5A-1AF0.pma that fill up my precious SSD disk space.

Can I remove these or prevent or limit the creation? What is the purpose of these files?

 

I'm currently at Version 79.0.309.5 (Offizielles Build) dev (64-Bit)

 

I think it would be a good idea to make them sparse files on NTFS volumes or compress the folder by default. In my case compressing the folder reduced the size from 8.55 GB to 462 MB.

 

Solution:

I disabled the creation of the files by setting the following registry entry:

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"MetricsReportingEnabled"=dword:00000000

 

I checked the policy with edge://policy

 

All existing files were deleted after a restart of Edge.

See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/microsoft-edge-policies#metricsreportingenabled

 

2 Replies

@alexfreu Thanks for explanation for community. Will be nice, if Edge will provide automatic cleanup of these files in Disk Cleaner utility or something like that. Liked to send crash telemetry data, but need to clean such if they take so much disk space.

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