Hi. I am in the process of producing a large book that I wasn't having trouble with until I went to a printer who unchecked the compression on output boxes, and as a result created a gigantic file.
The problem is that I didn't have enough space on my hard drive (where I WASN'T pointing it to save), but I think because it needed more than the 25 gigabytes I had, what happened is that my drive fully filled up!
107 (actually a 125GB) gigabytes with 25 open should be enough, but after the freeze and crash, I inspected my computer for errors and the C drive was ComPleteLy full~
So the file kind of used my C drive as a scratch disk, right? So now I've got unfindable ones and zeros filling up space~ Yikes! I've only been able to use my computer at this point because I've uninstalled a bunch of Adobe programs to make room. I still don't have as much space free as before~ And I can't find this scratch disk collection of data. I've used CCleaner to no avail.
Any hints on how to deal with this would be great.
Using Microsoft 10, on a Dell Precision M3800, 128g/8g
Thanks a ton!
Are we talking about an exported PDF that's huge, or the .indd file? A .indd file over 1 GB is almost certainly corrupt.
The InDesign Recovery folder is hidden, and stored in your user profile under C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Adobe\InDesign\<Version #>\<Language>\Caches\ You can empty it with ID closed.
The Maximum quality JPEG compression will not produce any printable artifacts, so turning off compression in almost all cases does nothing but make a larger output file size.