3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2016 6:22 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Project files too big, need to work on project on the USB Stick

    NoahJ

      Hi, my computer's full and when it's full it gets slow. So I need to work on a project while the files are on my USB stick. I know there is a big risk of corruption if I don't have the USB stick in at the time I open the project file.

        • 1. Re: Project files too big, need to work on project on the USB Stick
          Mohammad Tahseen Adobe Employee

          Hi Noah,

          I am still not sure what your concern. Have you tried working on project while files are still on USB stick and it is not working. Just note one thing that the project file(with .prel extension) can never become too big as this file contains the information of the project in text format and it has all the references to the media used and other operations performed. Try this and it should work, but make sure usb is mounted before opening the project.

          Also, before creating the project you can go to location  "C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common" and delete all these cache folders. This should create some free space in your pc to work with. These cache files are generated when you import a media into PRE project and this helps optimize the performance during editing. Let me know if this works.

          Thanks,

          Tahseen

          • 2. Re: Project files too big, need to work on project on the USB Stick
            NoahJ Level 1

            I want to be able to work on a project while the files are still on the USB drive.

            • 3. Re: Project files too big, need to work on project on the USB Stick
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              That could be kind of challenging because you won't get the immediate response you'll get if you're editing a project on your hard drive. USB connections aren't nearly as fast.

               

              Although if you've got a fast enough computer and a fast enough drive and a very fast connection (maybe USB 3.0) it could be possible. Just know that, if your program seems sluggish and you start getting crashes, that will be the reason why.

               

              Although this will most likely not work at all if you're trying to edit video on a thumb drive, which it sounds like you're trying to do. You can try -- but if it doesn't work, it's not going to work no matter what you do.

               

              And I'd recommend you have at least a 50 gig thumb drive. Video editing leaves a pretty big footprint!