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Delete "Metadata Caches" off boot drive?

May 17, 2012 2:21 PM

Tags: #file #cs5 #help #large #space #cache #delete #metadata

So i have a few large projects going and they seem to be accumulating a large amount of "metadata cache" files--6gb in total. As i am running a solid state drive as my boot drive, this is relatively a large portion of my drive. I would like to clear these files but after searching around google and this forum, i am unsure as to what it will do...

 

I am currently running CS5 on a Mac Pro with OS X 10.6.8

 

Thanks for the help!

 

Steve

 
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    May 19, 2012 12:01 PM   in reply to filmmatters

    I've never heard of the Metadata Cache.

     

    I assumed that stuff was stored in the file itself.

     
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    May 19, 2012 2:00 PM   in reply to filmmatters

    Premiere creates "Media cache" files. In most cases you can delete them if they become to numerous. There location is stated in your Preferences menu under Media i think. Go into the folder when you find it and delete them. They will regenerate as you continue working with PrP.

     
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    May 20, 2012 2:39 PM   in reply to filmmatters

    Sorry, but on my Mac Pro boot drive there is no folder called metadata cache.

     
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    May 20, 2012 4:28 PM   in reply to filmmatters

    I don't seem to have it either on my Windows system.

     
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    Jul 20, 2012 8:02 AM   in reply to filmmatters

    Steve,

     

    These files are actually managed by Adobe Media Encoder. You can manage their location as follows:

     

    Open Media Encoder

    To open the Preferences dialog box, choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Media Encoder > Preferences (Mac OS).

    In the MEDIA preferences you'll see the location of "Media Cache Files"

    You can click browse and select the new location.

     

    I hope this helps.

     

    Below are a couple of links from Adode that address this situation.

     

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/mediaencoder/cs/using/WSb8e30982e628fbec-5 4c04a521312559a5de-7ffc.html

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/mediaencoder/cs/using/WS5b3ccc516d4fbf351e 63e3d117f0bcbdad-7ff6.html

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Bob

     
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:23 AM   in reply to filmmatters

    Read http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1007934?tstart=0 to find where you may change a default setting to put some temporary on a different drive

     
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