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policyfiles.txt Out of Control!

Is your policyfiles.txt file out of control? I just noticed mine was huge at nearly 300MB. Want to get it under control? I did.

You’ve got two options, both of which involve editing the mm.cfg file, located in either your home folder or /Library/Application Support/Macromedia (or somewhere else on your system if you don’t have a Mac).

  1. Set PolicyFileLog=0. That prevents the debug version of the Flash Player from making the file and logging to it in the first place.
  2. Set PolicyFileLogAppend=0. That clears the file every time the Flash Player is relaunched.

Bam. Easy. You’re welcome.

Related: MDS Activity and Flash Player