You can delete them and move the media path in the preferences of AME onto another drive.
You can do this also for all your programs.
but I'm talking about preview files of media encoder not media cash file. I hav'nt run into this folder before and I did'nt find any option to change the path as well.
Yes I see what you mean. You can still delete them.
You can also move your documents file to another drive, like I have.
thanks, I'll delete them, but apart from directing the media cash files which I did when I installed the CC, I dont see where can I
do that in media encoder and is it a new thing? I dont recall I had to delete preview file created by media encoder before
How do you move the "Documents" folder onto another drive? I've successfully moved the Previews folders to another drive on PPro, through the Project settings under Scratch Disks, but can't find the same option under AME, let alone moving Documents completely. I have a 250GB SSD so this would be great to move this
Not sure if either of these is exactly on the mark, but for what they're worth:
I have the exact same problem on Windows with the latest AME version 188.8.131.52 and wonder why AME needs those files and cannot use those from Premiere Pro? I'm quite sure that thisbehavior didn't exist in earlier versions of AME. And we urgently need a preference to move the Preview Folder File Path since the folder grows very quickly and fills up the drive. Can you please help and provide a fast and functioning solution? Thank you!
Also a problem for me as I am using an SSD. Would be nice if we could change where AME saves its preview files...
I have the same issue. SSD based laptop and I can't afford 27GB for a folder that does me no good.
Are we all agreeing I can feel free to manually delete the files?
If you are using a SSD there are likely to be a few very large files that you would like to relocate, not just those belonging to Adobe.
I too found that media encoder files within ‘c:\users\[ME]\My Documents\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder\Adobe Adobe Media Encoder Preview Files\8.PRV’ with no obvious way of adjusting the settings to move them.
The solution I usually use for this type of problem is to create what is known as a ‘Windows Junction’, which is like a ‘shortcut’ but behaves exactly the same as a regular folder. I decided to move the whole of the ‘c:\users\[ME]\My Documents\Adobe’ folder from ‘My Documents’ to the root of another disk drive and then create then replace this with the ‘junction’ named ‘Adobe’ in . ‘c:\users\[ME]\My Documents\’
1: Close all Adobe software in case anything is in use in the Adobe folder (or the move will fail).
2: I was going to suggest moving the files at this point but it may be safer to copy them and then delete the ‘Adobe’ folder only if the copy is successful. Copy the Adobe folder to another drive using drag and drop, in this example I used the root of the ‘G’ drive. If the move is successful delete the original ‘Adobe’ folder from ‘My Documents’.
3: Start a command prompt window in administrator mode (right click / run as administrator)
4: Change the directory to your ‘Documents’ folder using the command (not My Documents):
Replace [me] with your folder name, which is usually your name
5: Assuming you moved the ‘Adobe’ folder to the ‘G’ drive, and replace ‘G’ if different enter the command:
Mklink /j Adobe G:\Adobe
I have put multiple spaces in the above where there must be at least 1 space.
I have used this solution to move parts of ‘program files’ and other folders from the SSD to a regular hard drive for software and files I do not use very much.
Maybe I should make a video of this procedure?
BTW, I manually deleted the files in the folder and nothing started smoking.
Yes, deleting these files is harmless. Can you test with the new version of AME? I believe that the temp files in that folder are now auto-deleted. I did some encoding today and my folder is empty.
They are still there. All my adobe apps are up to date. I rendered a movie a couple days ago and I see the files there.
Maybe there is some setting somewhere I'm missing.
Adobe simply needs to fix this, plain and simple. Super easy problem, about a minute or two of coding.
Just had the same problem. My C: drive is just 128gb, and it's always an the limited without anything big installed. So i searched what the reason was. Ich saw the AME Preview File Folder with 35GB, with files from days ago. When my C: drive is full, the media encoder is not able to create the audio files, so my videos are without audio.
The best thing on this is, that adobe doesn't event send a warning like "Brosa, we have a critical error, your video will be **** because we don't give you the option to change the folder". And all what Adobe says is "Jear, do softlink or something"?
Ever thought about the point, that many users will have a small SSD on which their operationsystem is intalled on, so it wouldn't be nice to put ALL of the pre rendered files on it?
Are we kidding, Adobe? It's 2016 and I have to use Symlinks to move your preview files folder off of my SSD? Please tell me there's a fix for this. I pay you almost $600/year for my license!