can't allocate disk cache to external hard drive

Participant ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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Hello, i'm using AE on a macbook, and want to speed it up by allocating my disk cache to a separate hard drive, i get an error message (imgs attached) when i try this, any help much appreicated. Also if anyone can reccommend the optimal settings to help AE run smoothly on a macbook in general, that'd be great

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Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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Can you please share your system info? Like OS and version, CPU, RAM, GPU vRAM, Ae version? Thanks.


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https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-discussions/faq-what-information-should-i-provide-when-...

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Hi Joost, thanks for reply

 

MacOS Monterey 12.2.1

8gb RAM

GPU - Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB

Latest AE version

 

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Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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Having said that. Make sure that your external drive is Mac-formatted (HFS+) for optimal performance on a macOS and don't use dots or "odd" charaters in the folder name, like !@#$%^&*()[]{} :"|;'\,./<-=>? etc.

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Looks like you set your Disc Cache folder to Time Machine backup ".inprogress" file

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