It's one at a time, I'm afraid.
Frankly not surprised though. Also just realised that the project file created by the project manager (collect, not trim) handles all the keyframed slow motion stuff wrong. Terrible since it's a surf documentary... Lot's of keyframed slow motion shots...
Dio Christo! Premiere, you shall be cursed!
Perhaps a lesson learned here. Use a proper file manager to manage your files, not an NLE.
Hm, I did learn some lessons in all this - but not using an NLE to manage the files...?
I thought next time we should give unique names to files instead of building up a structure of folders on the external hds, work with proxies, dividing the project in more sub projects more often to increase performance etc.
But how would you get rid of not used files instead of using the project manager? Manually?
That depends on what kind of files are 'not used'. For audio, graphics and single video files, yes just remove them from the project and then manually delete them from the hard drive. For video coming from a solid state camera, you don't. You leave the original, top level folder copied from the SD or CF card untouched.