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January 22, 2013, 07:30:42 PM
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Is their any way to shrink this down from 6GB to anything smaller than this with the blocks in it as this seems pretty big for my bitcoin folder in apps data any way to shrink down ?

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January 22, 2013, 07:45:17 PM
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If you're running the "standard" Bitcoin-Qt/Bitcoind client, it runs as a "full node" and so keeps a copy of all transactions ever done on the Bitcoin network, so that it can validate that they're all correct and serve up the transaction history to others. If you don't need that, then you may want to try a different client and see if it meets your needs better.
If the issue is just that you don't want it in your apps data folder, you can move it somewhere else and use the -datadir command-line parameter to have it use a different location. But it will still be that big.
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