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Can I delete renders and previews when putting projects into long term storage?

Feb 9, 2013 12:15 PM

I want to shrink the size of my longe term storage folders. Would it be ok to just delete the previews and renders?

 

Any project opened in the future is going to rebuild them anyway..

 

Thanks

 
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    Feb 9, 2013 12:23 PM   in reply to ScubaBadger

    Yes. If needed, upon revisiting the Project, those can be produced again. The same for the CFA and PEK files (Conformed Audio and Waveform displays), as PrPro will recreate those.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Feb 9, 2013 3:32 PM   in reply to ScubaBadger

    Depending on your location settings in Premiere:

    Edit>Preferences>Media>Media Cache Files

    Project>Project Settings>Video Previews

    Project>Project Settings>Audio Previews

     

    Premiere will create folders named:

    Adobe Premiere Pro Preview Files

    Media Cache

    Media Cache Files

     

    You can exclude these folders from your archive,

    and delete their contents.

    Note that if you have set a common location for all projects'

    Media Cache and Preview Files, you may need to re-generate

    these files for any projects that are still active.

     
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    Feb 9, 2013 4:57 PM   in reply to ScubaBadger

    I agree with Joe (nothing unusual there), and, as stated, how you do the mechanics might well depend on how you establish your folder structure, when you start the Project. I keep everything (including copies of any Assets), in a folder structure below the Project's name. This article goes into more detail: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4028199#4028199

     

    With such a structure, it is easy to Delete, say Media Cache files, etc., before using Project Manager, or just setting it to NOT copy those files over. It also makes a final Deleting easy.

     

    I do sacrifice a bit of performance, by not spreading, say my Render files, my Audio and my Video, over separate physical drives, but then, when the Project is done, tracking down everything is easy, as I just Delete the root folder, [Project Name], and everything goes with that.

     

    Good luck, and glad that you asked, before archiving a bunch of Projects, or Deleting a bunch of files.

     

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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Feb 10, 2013 7:14 AM   in reply to ScubaBadger

    If I get rid of previews - will I lose any effects settings

    I have made to the audio on the timeline in a sequence?

    Nope.

    ...just delete the said folder - rather than open it

    and go through its contents manually deleting.

    Would I be going against the grain in this action?

    Nope.

    If you need to restore the project, Premiere will re-generate

    the folder and all of the missing contents.

     
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