Hi, using Premiere Elements 12 on a Mac using Mavericks 10.9.2
When I finishing working on a project, or editing an existing project and quit Premiere, three folders are left on the desktop: "Encoded Files," "Adobe Premiere Elements Preview Files," and "Layouts."
Are these files susposed to be saved in another location or foilder not on the desktop? Is there a Preference setting I'm missing to save these files to an application folder? Can they just be trashed?
These are support files for your project file. They'll only appear on your desktop if you've stored your project file on your desktop.
I always recommend storing each project file in its own folder in your computer's documents or video files area.