C:\ disk drive on my laptop filled up without me installing any new
tools for months. Digging into the toolchest, I pointed WinDirStat at the
drive to find out what was going on:
I was very surprised to discover that more than 70GB of disk space was being
used by Nuget. See that
AppData\.nuget\packages folder there? It’s Nuget’s
cache. Every time I compile some source code and a new version of a given
package is referenced, it gets copied over there. Over the years, this can
pile up to hundreds of gigabytes.
Cleaning up Nuget cache
nuget is now part of the global .NET tools, you can simply execute
the following commande to clear all cache folders used by Nuget:
dotnet nuget locals all -c
Voilà. The folder is now empty and it will start to fill up again, slowly, whenever I compile new code.