actually, i wish i knew. I can't seem to find what files or where they go or how they appear. The other day the space on my C drive just dropped to 0, i got a few windows warnings popping up and then everything froze up on me as i was trying to figure out what the problem was... After that i deleted nearly 7gb of files in the windows TEMP folder and after a computer restart, there was somehow 20gigs extra of empty space on that drive again... I assume premiere created some files and after a restart deleted them...
Where do you keep your Windows Paging file (pagefile.sys) and how big do you allow it to get?
I use a SSD for my C: drive so I moved the file to a 4GB RAID. I haven't even given a second thought to accidentally filling up my C: drive.
Of course, after just writing that I checked the drive and found about 7GB of Windows Update junk and cleaned it up.
well, im not making it up.
Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest that. I don't doubt your observation, I just question your conclusion on the cause. PP doesn't go around deleting files on it's own. The closest it comes is Preview files or Offline Media, but even they require specific user actions to occur, it doesn't just happen.
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PP doesn't go around deleting files on it's own. The clostest it comes is Preview files or Offline Media, but even they requrie specific user actions to occur, it doesn't just happen.
Yeah, this doesn't really make sense to me either... but really i remember this happening a couple times even with older versions of premiere, on another computer...
I have run into this from time to time, where i have 1.5 TB of space on my system drive, yet receive an error that my system drive is full and the only think I an do is force quit the programs. However once i force quit, I still have the space on my drive. I generally restart and everything works fine. It seems it's only on some projects. I had a real problem in November on a one hour progam, when it was rendering mostly. I have since cut 3 more hours and it seemed to go away, then I was pulling a bunch of clips for stock footage and received the error again.
I've been communicating with Apple since the problem began in November and their only solution is to replace my RAM, which doesn't really make sense to me, but their engineers claim I must have a bad stick of RAM and since it's not Apple RAM they cn't help. Hmm?
Mac Pro (Mid 2009)
2 x 2.93 GHz 6 core Intel Xeon
40 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Ram
Kona III video card
Quadro 4000 graphics card
Adobe CC 7.2
If you don't know what a paging file is, then knowing where you put it is probably a moot point.
It is where Windows puts stuff temporarily when there isn't enough RAM to keep it all in memory.
Mine looks like this:
From the Conrol panel I selected System, then Advanced system settings, then on the Advanced tab, I selected the Settings button in the Performance area, then on the Advanced tab I clicked on the Chanhe button, and then found the one drive where I have the file.
Note that I do not let Windows manage it, and I don't let it grow and shrink. You probably do.