The easiest way to move your projects and their media clips from your C drive to a second drive is to use the Project Archiver tool in Premiere Elements. This will move all of the files but maintain the links to the project files.
If youv'e been saving each new project in its own separate folder, as I recommend in my books, removing the old projects from your main drive is a cinch. You just delete the project folder, and that removes the project, media, scratch files, rendered files, etc. in one swoop.
If you haven't been saving each projectin itw own separate folder, you'll have to do some hunting and manual clearing.
As for saving your finished projects as DVD files and then removing the source files -- that will work, as long as you don't plan to re-edit the project in the future.
I keep all of my final DVD VIDEO_TS folders on my backup drive, in case I need to burn off a new copy. But, if I ever need to re-edit the project -- and I want to keep the quality high -- I'll need to go back to the original tapes and pretty much start from scratch.
Thanks for the response. I'm sure this will free up lots of space.
One question, though. When I initiate and go through the 'archive'
routine why does PrEl 8 need to repeat the 'rendering' process all over
again? In fact, I just checked to see how far along it was and it
'encountered an error' and closed on me! Looks like I'll have to
restart that particular archiving routine again.
Sorry, I don't know enough about your situation to say why this is happening.