I've been using Premiere Pro (CS5.5) for about a year on a multitude of projects and I now need to archive a number of them from my system to free up space. Which files is it safe to delete from the project folders so that the archived files are reduced in size? Should I just empty the Premiere Pro Preview files for example or will this casue me problems down the line? Any general housekeeping tips and tricks would be very much appreciated.
Should I just empty the Premiere Pro Preview files for example or will this casue me problems down the line?
You can delete the Preview files before archiving without consequence
Trim or copy your project
Archiving Your Projects: The Project Manager
Also, after archiving projects, you can delete
your Media Cache files to recover additional disk space.
There are only three things you need to save when arching a PP project.
1 Premiere Pro project file.
2. After Effects project file (if any Linked comps)
3. Assets - including video, audio and images.
Everything else is unnecessary.
If the project went to disk, you'll also want the Encore project file and folder.