- Right-click the clip in the Timeline. Choose Reveal in Project.
- Right-click the file in the Project panel. Choose Make Offline.
- Select the option Media Files are Deleted.
- Ripple delete the now-offline clip in the Timeline
- To try to make this operation more efficient, file a feature request at Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form
I'd actually prefer if they removed the feature completely. An NLE should not be able to do anything to the actual file but read it.
I use the offline > media delete routine frequently.
It is convenient and logical
There are safety measures in it and only the stupid could get caught by it.
Many applications can delete files from the HD from within their functions.
I vote it stays.
Call me stupid, then.
Did you miss the big warning!
I want to thank everyone. I basically edit complete videos shoots into promos. So I may get 8 hours of video and only need 5 minutes. I usally import all raw footage, a quick way to keep my hard drive array free would be great I am on a mac with snow leopard .