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while pretending to WoW it's still in it's own directory.
most likely WoW tried to copy those folders there all by itself without asking me anything .
This however is slightly misinforming as they are /would have been in both places at the same time taking twice the space and data folder isn like 26 gigs which is relatively lot considering the space of SSDs that are in affordable range -.-
1. Right-click the World of Warcraft icon on your desktop (or Windows start menu) and left-click 'Open file location'.
2. In the folder that appears, right-click the Launcher.exe file and left-click Properties
3. On the new window, click the Compatibility tab
4. Tick the option that reads 'Run this program as an administrator'
5. Click OK to save the change
Repeat the process for WoW.exe in the same folder.
WoW is trying to read and write the data in it's own folder. Windows sees this, and then sees that WoW doesn't actually have the permissions to write data in it's own folder. Instead of telling WoW it can't do that, it tells WoW that data is being written to WoW's folder, but instead writes it to virtualstore. Any time WoW asks to read or write data in it's folder from now on, it's instead being given data from virtualstore - But told it's coming from it's own folder. The data in WoW's folder already is now duplicate, and can technically be removed.
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