How long long does PC Connect keep old CSV files

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Are old CSV files needed by PC Connect?

I can see the number of files growing at a fast rate (5 per hour, that's 120 per day, 43800 a year) Are all these files needed?
Can the old files be deleted if one doesn't care about keeping historical data?
Does PC Connect do any house keeping of these old files?

I could store the data in a single file, but then it would grow pretty large fairly fast. Can the single file be deleted after it reaches a large size, say 100MB for example?

Can PC Connect roll over the single data file after a period of time?
Does PC Connect do any housekeeping when using a single file?

Thank you for your help.
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George D. Nincehelser

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No. The old CSV files are not needed.

Are you actually doing anything with the data and files? If not, you don't even need to download them.
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Peter Jakab

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At the moment I'm not doing anything with the files.


Will the sensor data still be sent to MyAcurite and Wunderground if I don't use the files?

Thanks again
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George D. Nincehelser

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Yes. Downloading the CSV files is strictly optional.
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Peter Jakab

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Thanks George. Appreciate the prompt replies!
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just for reference, I save my data and my csv file, dating from  mid Dec. 2016 to July20, 2017 amounts to 2.54 MB. CSV are not large files. For reference, a single .jpg from my phone can be close to 6 MB
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Well, that's good to know. Thanks for the reference.
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Hello Peter,

George is correct. The CSV files are optional and not a requirement. Everything will continue to transmit. If at some point you decide you want to start storing this data, you can back up to 31 days via My AcuRite, and through PC Connect the display will hold 2 weeks worth of data before it will stop collecting the new data.
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Thank you Jennifer, sounds good.