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Adobe Premiere Pro cs5 has eaten a free space on the hard drive!

May 12, 2013 2:56 PM

The initial video file was about 1Gb, I needed to cut it and add audio to it. I tried exporting with DV PAL encoding, there was about 15Gb of free space on the hard drive. It took a long time to export and somewhere at 90% it showed the message that free space on the drive was out. I closed Premiere, the target directory where encoded AVI should be exported was empty. The search by name doesn't find anything. Disk cleanup freed only 5Gb. Could you please tell me what the directory where Premiere store a temporary files while Encoding Sequence.



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    Oct 18, 2011 9:26 PM   in reply to Syn0pt1c

    Where you tell it to go.


    I see: "on the hard drive" as singular, meaning that your system does not meet minimum requirements. Take into consideration that Adobe requires at least a dedicated 7200 RPM SATA disk next to the OS disk and none should be filled more than 70%. That is easy to accomplish with todays prices.

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    Oct 18, 2011 10:54 PM   in reply to Syn0pt1c

    A lot of new hard drives weigh over a terabyte.


    BTW, DV weighs about 13GB per hour.

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    Oct 19, 2011 12:46 AM   in reply to Syn0pt1c

    Adobe Forums: Generic Guideline for Disk Setup


    Preferably only use eSATA connections. USB2 is only good for backups.

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    Oct 30, 2011 8:04 AM   in reply to Syn0pt1c

    I found saved files eating up a 87GB of space in two locations:


    1)  "C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp"  (5GB)


    2)  "C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common\Media Cache Files"  (82GB) All of the working files are created here and can be deleted. This is where the Indexed and Conformed files are saved.


    Thanks, I have been trying to find these files for a while they were eating up my hard drive space.

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    Nov 3, 2011 1:22 PM   in reply to Syn0pt1c

    Hello, I have a very similar problem.  A few days ago I was alarmed to see all of a sudden my Main Hard Drive full. 

    The editing station that I'm working on is a new computer and all media and scratch disks are assigned to a project folder on another hard drive.


    I started digging through the main drive to find what is loading the drive and realized that Media Cache files folder has over 30 Gigabytes of data in it!

    In the Adobe Premiere Media Settings there is an option to redirect the Cache files or Save them next to originals check box (Which I selected).


    This brings me to very important questions:

    1. What is the correct process of setting up Adobe Premiere project so there are no temporary, cache, pre-renders.... clog up the main drive or get scattered elsewhere? It would be very preferable to keep everything in one project folder.
    2. Should I redirect or keep the files with originals?
    3. Besides Scratch disks and Media Cache files are there any other files generated by the program?   If there is, where can I find them?
    4. Once I complete my project and want to completely delete it from my computer, what is the correct way of removing everything so nothing is left over from the deleted project?


    Answers to these questions are very important for me and I would be very grateful to get answers to them :-)

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    May 12, 2013 1:54 PM   in reply to 123__Easy__123

    Wow.  Thanks so much for this, 123.  I was looking everywhere for the temp files as well.  I was really worried that my solid drive space is going to run out.  I redirected the saved media files cache folder to this one, so I can just clean it out from the Preferences folder in Premiere.  Thanks again. 

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