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Yes, Media Cache files can be Deleted. If PrE finds that it needs them again, they will be automatically regenerated.
Does that mean I can just delete all of these files and if I accidentally delete some that I still need they will just be regenerated?
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What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
For now I will assume Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit.
Conformed audio files are found in the Media Cache Files Folder in the Adobe Folder (Libraries\Documents\Adobe\Premiere Elements\X.
These files can be deleted. But, they will generated again automatically when and if the program decides it needs them. If the Media Cache Files Folder is not in the path cited, then check Edit Menu/Preferences/Scratch Disks to see where it is pointed.
Conformed video files are managed via Edit Menu/Preferences/Media and its Media Cache Database area and Clean button. The actual path to the Media Cache Folder with these conformed video files (mcdb) is shown in that area. You can delete these files. But, they will re generated again when and if the program decides it needs them.
Please let us know if you are OK with the above information. If any questions or need clarification on the matter, please do not hesitate to ask.
I am using Premiere Pro CS6 on a Mac OSX, does your answer mean that I can delete all of them without worrying about needing one later, because they will just be regenerated if I use that file again? This is taking up over 100 GB on my hard drive so I dont want to sort through it, thanks!
The reply that I posted to you was with the assumption that you were a Premiere Elements user.
You have posted your question in the Premiere Elements Forum in an old (2 year old) thread.
If your program is Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac, please post your question(s) in the Premiere Pro Forum for the expertise there.
I do not use Premiere Pro, so I can only assume that the scratch disk situation that I described for Premiere Elements is "probably" the same as for Premiere Pro.
The Premiere Pro users in the Premiere Pro forum will know for sure.
I am using Premiere Pro CS6 on a Mac OSX, does your answer mean that I can delete all of them without worrying about needing one later, because they will just be regenerated if I use that file again?
I'm not sure if this question belongs here but it is a similar issue—I'm on a Mac, have PP & AE installed but have not used them yet.
Nonetheless, there is a copy of every single video that I download from my digital camera, with the ending .cfs in the name. These are not Adobe projects. They land in the folder: /Users/~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Media Cache Files/IMG_1310.MOV 44100.cfa
Is there a setting that controls this? Every article I read on the MediaCache talks about the project files but I can't find any mention of non-Adobe files being in there.
Any help much appreciated.