Hey everyone. I have Premiere Pro CS5 with the latest update installed. I am running Windows 7 64-bit on a 120GB Corsair SSD drive. I have set my scratch disk video and audio previews to a different hard drive (F: drive). I have three questions:
1. Why does Premiere eat up space on my C drive whenever it conforms the video files I import into my project?
2. Where on my C drive can I find the folder that holds all these conformed video files that are taking up space on my C drive?
3. How do I prevent Premiere from eating up space on my hard drive when it conforms the video files I import into my project? Is there some way to move whatever folder is eating up space on my hard drive when Premiere conforms the video files and tell Premiere to conform the video files on another hard disk so I don't lose precious space on my C drive?
Okay, that's four questions but, can some please help me on this? Thanks.
Okay, that's five questions.
i think you need to relocate you media cache files to a separate drive other than your c: drive.
in the hardware forum, Harm has done a wonderful job at advising on HDD setup, i think it mentions relocation
of swap file, media cache, etc. all which are defaulted to your c: in your user profile
after relocating to different physical drives (all without partitions) performance usually increases
hope this helps til someone else answers more
Thanks for the reply, J. After doing some snooping around on the forum, I figured out the solution to my problem. All the conformed video files were being stored on my C drive in the media cache and media cache database folders. Here is the link that shows you how to clean up the media cache folder as well as how to move it to another hard disk: