Run Folder Storage Space

Issue Summary

Local seems to be taking up a massive amount of storage space. The files seem to be coming from my Library → Application Support → Local → Run folder. Can these be removed?

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular? Local application in general

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser? Yes


Describe the steps that others can take to replicate this issue. If you have screenshots that can help clarify what is happening, please include them!

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used? Version 6.3.1

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used? macOS Big Sur 11.6.2

    • For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional
  • Attach the Local Log. See this Help Doc for instructions on how to do so:

Security Reminder

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There are three database related files in the mysql folder that are about 100 MB each for every website in Local.

~/Library/Application Support/Local/run/xxxxxxxxx/mysql/data


I have the same issue. Local eats storage space constantly.
I’ve lost over 100GB within 2 days! That’s a huge memory leak!

maxOS Monterey v12.3
Local v6.3.1+5826

/Users/[USER]/Library/Application Support/Local/run/aRxWACuEd/mysql/data
I have tons of files like:
each weighs around 1 GB.

Please fix this ASAP. I’m not able to use your program with this bug.

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