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As you work, Premiere Elements will store important temp files in these folders.
It's also nice that it creates a number of auto-saves -- just in case the most recent is corrupted. Auto-saves have saved more than one crash project from being a total loss! (And they're usually very small files.)
I know the autosave has "saved" me numerous times also. Thanks Steve.
Also, PE is really two programs in one: and NLE and a DVD authoring program. To accomplish these two tasks, it creates more folders, than some NLE-only programs. Some will be used only when you Burn your DVD.
Until a Project is totally finished, I recommend not deleting, renaming or moving any of these. As you mention, some are empty. They may only be used during an operation. They may then be emptied, once that operation is done. PE knows where it created these, and wants to see them, exactly as created.
Once finished, the Archiver can use certain of these. Those that are not important and used then, can be deleted with the rest of the Project's folder structure. I only do this, AFTER I have tested my "archived" Project and know that it will load and edit properly, should I ever have to go back to it.
You guys sure help me alot.. thanks!