Normally what you did works fine. Try it again.
You can do three things.
1 Go to EDIT - Preferences - Media and CLEAN your cache.
2. You can also browse via explorer to the MEDIA CACH. The directory path is shown there in the screen where you CLEAN.
Usually the name is ..../user/yourname/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Common/MediaCache - the path is shown on that screen and then delete items and render files etc.
3. At that screen, you can also change your Media CACHE to be stored with your Project Files and Autosave files.
4. I think you can delete them anytime, because even if you delete them. Adobe will re-create them next time you open the project, but it will want to relink. But maybe double cheque on this before doing. I have deleted render files out of here with no negative effect. But there are also other files here. That I would want
to do more investigation before deleted. But as it is relinking..don't touch ANYTHING until it completes relinking because that seems to cause the sound and vision to go out of sync. It seems a bit of a bug in Adobe.
Yes tmztv that is exactly whet I ended up doing. Including placing the Media Cache files ona USB 3.0 external HD with my video files. Admittedly Adobe did suggest this cleaning out the cache files. As an old FCP user I just found FCP more concise with such files; Adobe just seems to throw stuff all over the place. I am a video editor not a programmer and having to tend to such issues is annoying. HEAR THAT ADOBIE PROGRAM YOUR SOFTWARE BETTER.
Thanks tmztv for your confimation. I think we should get paid by Adobie for dealing with these issues or get a 90% discount on their new software for assisting others and solving issues or creating work arounds.
Thanks tmztv for your confimation. I think we should get paid by Adobie for dealing with these issues
You wouldnt earn much. You dont even have any Adobe Forum points yet!
After downloading tree size it led me to the adobe files that looked way too big. Then I found this site when asking if it would be okay to delete the cached files. After reading your post I tried it and I got back 66GB. Thanks