Hello to everyone.
Over time I have put together a few dvd's and slide shows. I noticed that my hard drive space was becoming smaller even though I had saved projects to an external hard drive then deleted projects as I had finished with them. I have discovered a folder in After Effects, MEDIA CACHE FILES. It contains files from videofootage. photo's, music and even render files and menu files. File extentions are .caf .pek .mpgindex.
This folder amounts to 85gb. What I would like to know is can I delete these files without my actions having an adverse effect on either my saved projects or After Effects itself.
I do not know why these files are in After Effects as I have only browsed through After Effects and not used it in any of my projects because at the moment I do not know how to use it.
Information on the media cache is here: "The media cache"
I found this page by searching for 'media cache'.
That pages tells how to clear these files. These files are only used to speed up certain actions. The worst thing that can happen if you deleted the cache files is that After Effects (or other Adobe video software) will have to rebuild them when they're needed.
Great help. Thanks for the info.