Over the past few months, I’ve noticed that Google Chrome’s performance has been rapidly going down hill with crashes, freezing and generally being slow. It’s also been failing to update itself completely properly. Today I decided to just uninstall it then re-install it. After uninstalling it, I went to go and delete all of the old Application Data, where, much to my suprise, the Chrome directory was 17.8GB with 126k files. Digging a little deeper, the vast majority of this data was in the “JumpListIcons” and “JumpListIconsOld” directories which are found in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default. Screenshot below of the 17.8GB folder, I have to say it’s pretty impressive! You can click on it to see it full size 🙂
I have now run with my newly installed Chrome for about 5 hours, and it looks like the JumpListIcons directory is under control. Fingers crossed that is problem solved!
As usual, if you have any questions, comments or anything else, the commnets box is below 🙂