I use nextend Smart Slider 2 for my joomla website. Its a great component that lets you create the responsive sliders, with CSS animation.
However I noticed exceptionally large numbers of files , close to 77K . The total number of files on this joomla installation was 96K – 80% was Nextend. Deleting the cache from frontend didn’t work.
Finally I renamed the old cache directory and created another one with the same name. Didn’t have any trouble with the sliders , though I quickly saw 39 files were created in the new cache folder.
So ,I am going to keep an eye on this folder and occasionally clean it too. Hope this post will help someone who uses Nextend Slider with Joomla.