Adobe CC taking up 1.2GB data on C Drive

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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The problem is my C Drive is small and full which blocks updates. Using Treesize, the Adobe folder is a big chunk of it. How do I change this? I have more space on other drives. For some reason Animate alone is using a large chunk of space despite me barely using it after installation.

 

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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no, you can't change the location of those files (and expect the corresponding programs to work).

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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@John T Smith that won't change the location of the files the op is showing.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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Microsoft set up the %appdata% folder there, Adobe just use it. 1GB is next to nothing, it can easily be hundreds of GB eg for video cache. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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If you do not manually change the location of temporary files when you use a program (every program) they will use the default settings and put all temporary files in the default location

 

I don't use Animate but I do edit video... and I set my temporary files to a drive and folder of MY choice when I open the program and start a new project, not the default setting in the program I am using

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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How much available Hard Disk space do you have?

 

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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118GB. It's small as SSD and intended to only be used for system files with user files being on other (1TB) drive.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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This doesn't sound a viable way to work. But still, what is the actual folder here for these files? It looks as if it is %appdata% and these are USER FILES. So if so, it isn't set up according to your wishes.

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Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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I would move everything but the OS over to the other drive if I could *shrugs*. Windows OS and a lot of applications aren't designed to take into account the possibility of multiple hard drives being an option.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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Yes. Running with a boot drive too small is really not viable. If you only have a tiny SSD with a large real disk, it needs to be a data disk, used for carefully selected temporary and permanent files.

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Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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That's the intent. I didn't put any user files (documents etc.) on C, but software has other ideas.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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again, those are not user files and cannot be changed.  they are all adobe configuration files.

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Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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For such expensive and high-end software you'd really think Adobe would allow for this kind of hard drive config. Seems short-sighted.

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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adobe's always been "untidy" about the files they add to a user's system.  it's never been clear to me how much of the apparent sloppiness is accidental and how much is intentional (done to protect against pirating).

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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On the off chance that you don't physically change the area of impermanent records when you utilize a program (each program) they will involve the settings and put all transitory documents in the default area

I don't utilize Animate however I really do alter video... what's more I set my impermanent documents to a drive and organizer of MY decision when I open the program and start another undertaking, not the default setting in the program I am utilizing

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Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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those are not "impermanent" records.

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Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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118GB. It's small as SSD and intended to only be used for system files with user files of php being on other (1TB) drive.

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Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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The C Drive is very small (just 118GB) whereas other drives have more space. I cannot afford to save anything onto there if possible. With the system files and defaults it's already using 51.1GB of the capacity and I know CC will fill it up with files in seconds. How do I redirect all files to be saved to another drive? It's a pain and a half this, I had to reset the computer just to get it cleared which caused a lot of problems. For such expensive professional software it seems very short-sighted that Adobe doesn't allow for this scenario since there are multiple computer brands that have the small C large D arrangement.

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