I am on Mac OS 10.6.6 and I have an SSD as a boot drive and therefore I try to keep it clear of as much data as possible. It's 240GB but it fills up fairly quick.
One thing I've done several times is set the location of the Adobe Media cache and database files to a different drive. It seems though that Premiere forgets and likes to set it back to my ~/user/library/application support/Adobe/Common/ directory, and I'll find after using Premiere that my drive is getting slow and full and this is the culprit.
is there any way of keeping Premiere for using this area - forever? Short of setting different permissions on that directory of my startup drive to keep PPro out?
Thanks much for any advise.
Are you setting the Media Cache to a networked or external drive? If so, make sure the network drive is mapped to a specific drive and that the external drive always appears to be in the same location to the OS. I don't know how that's done on a Mac; I'm a Windows guy.
I'm setting it to an internal drive on a Mac. This setting isn't project specific, is it? If so can I set it to be the default setting for newly created projects in the future?
Edit | Preferences | Media will let you set the default location for the cache files. The cache database is a different thing, and I recommend you leave it set to the default.