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Illustrator creating 100's of invisible cache files OS X

Jul 11, 2013 1:23 AM

We have 8 designers all running identicle systems, but one user is constantly using up their disk space quota, I've traced the problem to the fact that when they use illustrator it writes loads of 16.8 Mb files to their Library > Cache folder all called .afpdeleted followed by a series of numbers.


This doesn't happen with any of the other users.


He is using:


Mac Pro 2.66Ghz 12Gb RAM

OS X 10.7.5 ( this is as far as this mac can be updated)

Network Home Login


It is happening on illustrator CS6 and also on illustrator CC


Any idea's what is happening and why it is only happening to this one user?

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    Jul 11, 2013 6:33 AM   in reply to kevinneal01

    What OS are the other computers running? 10.8.4 has some important updates



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