My AE preferences folder is about 50Gb. a massive file size after just completing one and a half projects. I want to know what in this folder is worth keeping and how to limit the future storage of file in the folder? and perhaps what these saves are? AE is obviously saving on my behalf.
Message was edited by: John franklin I found out that the folder is where AE is storing may Cache files. Are these file necessary? Can I delete them or limit the size? this seems obnoxiously large for a cache file.
It looks like you inadvertently assigned your AE Cache to the Preferences folder.
I think I'd just start over setting up your preferences. Hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Cmd-Opt-Shift Mac) while AE is starting to reset preferences. Then you can do two things: delete everything remaining in preferences except for the actual preferences file, and find a better spot for your cache.