does it help to restart your machine to get rid of the temp files?
What is your version of InDesign, what is your operating system?
Alright, this has just happened again after two days of usage... Except this time, ID has filled up 100GB of start-up space.
I'm using macOS 10.10.5 with the latest version of ID15.4.
Early today, i switch from placing INDD files in my doc to PDF, hoping to see performance improvements when writing .pdf... Moving around the document has improved, but my .pdf writes are still terribly slow.
Restarting a machine to clear a cache is a ridiculous solution to this issue. If ID can't clear a cache on Quit, then something is terribly broken here.
Writing my 300pg pdf results in 31GB of cache files.
Restarting ID does not clear the cache.
Restarting my computer does clear the cache.
So, is Adobe actually saying that if i write big pdf's, i need to restart my computer every time i do? Is that really acceptable to anyone? Is this working as intended?
I like to verify your case. I'm on OSX 10.10.2 with InDesign CC 2015 v.22.214.171.124.
What is the folder path the temp files are going to?
Sure, the temp path is:
startup / private / var /folders / 9y / 9prtsljd7tv9j7ppqdzgd20r0000gn / T
I would supply a bug report here:
In the meanwhile I tested with some exports to PDF on my Mac OSX 10.10.3.
"private/var/folders/" still is containing some InDesign related temp files in sub-folders after closing all versions of InDesign, but nothing huge that is pointing to PDF export. The remaining files are IDML files that stem from a save-back-process as I tried to open CC 2015.4 documents in CC 2014.2. I think, they will go away after restarting the Mac.
Coud well be, that my test documents are not big or complex enough to exceed memory and forcing InDesign to write huge temp files.
Can you please send your sample document , for isolating this issue.
I have send you my email address for sharing files.