That may delete the project prprog file, but there are source avi files, preview, auto save, and other files that must be deleted to recover the disk space. I am lookong for the procedure that removes all files associated with the project. I can't file a PPR help file listing a 'delete project and all source clip file' type function or a 'clean disk' function. How do you clean a project from disk so that you can start another?
Premiere does not have a button to do that for you, you have to do that manually.
If you kept a tight folder regime the assets are removed in a jiffy.
I would not like Premiere to do that for me as i have several projects with the same source files.
Thanks for your affirmation about Premiere. Do you know of other project files/directories besides the Auto-Save and Preview file and source files that could be deleted?
If I understand Encore and AfterEffect, these programs use links to the Premiere files ala Bridge. Encore and AfterEffects may have file associated with Menus and effect but no AVI files. Is this statement correct?
You have hit the "high points," with the Project file, the Scratch Disks (Media Cache - a biggie, Render Files - another biggie, and the AutoSaves - not that big), but for the Source Files, everything depends on how you set up your Projects. My general method is outlined in this ARTICLE. Now, there are reasons to do things a bit differently, like locating all Video files on one RAID, Audio on another and probably Exports on another, but if one does set up those folders and sub-folders below a Project folder, then it's basically a three-click Delete, though on separate HDD's.
I also set up my Encore Projects, below the Project folder hierarchy, so with one-click, I can Delete everything, PrPro & Encore, when finished. By doing so, however, I do sacrifice some performance, over splitting things over several HDD's.