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What's the Section and Key for Conformed Cache Database or Cache preferences?

Explorer ,
Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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Hi All,


Does anyone know the Section and Key for the preference of the conformed media database and conformed Media cache? Or does anyone know where this preference is stored? I can't seem to find it where you'd expect in:


  • C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\After Effects\[AE VERSION NUMBER]\Adobe After Effects [AE VERSION NUMBER] Prefs.txt
    • In my case it's C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\After Effects\18.2\Adobe After Effects 18.2 Prefs.txt
  • or in any of the other preference files in that folder: C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\After Effects\[AE VERSION NUMBER]


This is the context:


I'm writing a script to change AE preferences for:

  1. Media & Disk Cache / Disk Cache,
  2. Media & Disk Cache / Conformed Media Cache / Database, and
  3. Media & Disk Cache / Conformed Media Cache / Cache

to the same folder. I have successfully figured out the first one by using:


function setCacheFolderName(folderName) {

            try {
                //Use app.preferences.savePrefAsString(section, key, newValue, PREF_Type_MACHINE_SPECIFIC);
                app.preferences.savePrefAsString("Disk Cache Controls", "Folder 7", "E:\\Adobe Media Caches", PREFType.PREF_Type_MACHINE_SPECIFIC);
            } catch (e) {



           //alert ("Saving Preferences")

            //alert ("Reloading Preferences")

            alert("Cache folder successfully changed to " + folderName + "\nYou may need to create a new project for changes to take effect.");


            } catch (e) {




As you can see above, I figured on that the Disk Cache preferences Section is "Disk Cache Controls" and the key is "Folder 7." However, I can't find the Section or Key for the 2nd (Database) and 3rd (Conformed Cache) preferences.


Is there a list/documentation somewhere that I'm missing? I've searched online and through the community documentation at:









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