1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 7, 2011 6:09 PM by Todd_Kopriva

    Purge vs. Clean Database & Cache

    Cris is Bliss Level 1

      What it the difference between Purge All from the edit menu and Clean Database & Cache from the Media & Disk Cache of the Prefereces window??  When do I use each??

       

      Also a bug in AE CS4.  The Cancle button in the Cleaning Cashe Media Database Pop up Window doesn't work.  It's always grayed out.

       

      AE CS4 on a Mac

       

      Thank you in advanced

        • 1. Re: Purge vs. Clean Database & Cache
          Todd_Kopriva Level 8

          They have nothing to do with each other.

           

          The Purge commands clear RAM and the short-term disk cache.

           

          Clearing the media cache database and the media cache itself have to do with the storage of large, long-term files on disk.

           

          Purging RAM is described in After Effects Help here.

           

          The media cache and its commands are described in After Effects Help here.