If it's filling up that qucikly, something is not right with your workflow.
What model of camcorder is your video coming from? And, when you start your Premiere Elements project, which settings are you selecting?
If you're using the ideal settings for your video, there will be no red lines above the clips when you add them to your timeline. Is that the case in your project?
I've only worked on one project so far. I imported video from a Sony Cybershot still camera that shoots video. I finished that project over a month ago. Haven't done a thing with it since. Haven't even edited a new project. And all the cache files in these folders are from files that were NOT even used in that project.
Your Media Cache is filling up with hundreds of gigs of files while you're not even using the program?
Something is very wrong, Odoole. I just don't know what it is. Never heard of anything like that.
What is the full folder hierarchy, where you are finding these mystery Media Cache files?
In PrE's Edit>Preferences, what are the settings for the location of the various Scratch Disks?
Hierarchy is as follows:
MYUSERNAME/LIBRARY/APPLICATION SUPPORT/ADOBE/COMMON/MEDIA CACHE
MYUSERNAME/LIBRARY/APPLICATION SUPPORT/ADOBE/COMMON/MEDIA CACHE FILES
I deleted all the files in each of these folders last night. Left the iMac on overnight. Open up Finder this morning to find both folders filled again and with 0kb remaining on the startup disk. Deleted all those files again. And, about 4 hours later, the folders have filled up again with about 120GB of additional files. This is the pattern. It will fill up until the hard drive is full.
My preferences are NOT located under the Edit pulldown menu. They are under Adobe Premiere Elements 10/Preferences....
Under ScratchDisks, everything is set to go to dedicated Desktop folders (Captured Video, Captured Audio, Video Previews, Audio Previews, Disc Encoding).
When this problem first came to light a couple of days ago, I changed the Media Cache location to an external hard drive. I did a little video editing and discovered that the cache files from that project are indeed going to that external hard drive location. And the files are not that large.
Autoanalysis may be creating these files as it is attempting to analyze the clips. I believe this can be configured to run at start-up. You may consider to turn this off. This is an preference in the Organizer.