We are looking at upgrading our studio's from CS6 to CC. One of our main complaints of Premiere is that you can NOT put auto-save files in a different location from the project. Has this been addressed in CC? I would like to be able to save the project on one drive, and put the auto-save files on a different drive.
Good day Aaron,
Auto Save Default Location = File > Project Settings > Scratch Disks
With Premiere Pro Creative Cloud you are able to specify an autosave location that is different than where you are saving your main project via Scratch Disk project settings.
I have attached a screenshot showing where to do this when you are setting up your scratch disks. You simply have to select "custom" from the pulldown menu for autosave, or click on browse and set up the auto-save location to a place of your choosing.
Hope that this helps!
That’s excellent. Thank you!
Just something else to be aware of... if you are saving your auto-save files to a different location than your project files (external hard drive, for example), if you happen to change the port that your hard drive connects to you MIGHT (depending on your system and circumstances) have to manually re-link the autosave folder to your Premiere Pro file.
So if you are working on a laptop, or switching around external hard drives a lot, be aware that this could happen. Not a big issue, just a little 10 second inconvenience when you open a file.
Otherwise, you should be good to go.
I wonder if you (or anyone else here) knows how to *change* the auto-save location after a project has already been started? The auto-save preference does not seem to offer it after you've gone through the initial project set-up. Thanks for any help (or confirming that is it not possible).
Same way as stated in previous posts.
If you want to keep the old auto save you need to move them manually.
Yeah.. My search returns nothing on the topic but thanks for taking the time to reply. I know how to move Finder files.
I believe it's pretty standard in editing to keep your project backups on a separate drive from the project itself, in case something happens to the drive. Adobe, please fix this so that it is possible to choose the backup location, even for existing projects. It doesn't make a lot of sense for the default backup to be in the same location as the project itself.
If you look in your Project Settings/scratch disk you can set your auto save to any folder you like.
Thank you, Ann! Now it seems so obvious... I'm still somewhat new to Premiere. It's odd that searching on Premiere Help didn't provide an answer. Very glad I found it here! Thanks again.
Thanks a lot Ann!
I wonder why Premiere hided it in scratch disk menu - when there is a Preferences menu and an Auto Save tab there, that's the obvious place to look for it.
Also agree with Barlo, would be very cool to have Premiere Help awake and...well, helping
This said, I enjoy working on Premiere a lot - exactly cause it's intuitive most of the time.
can this be set and all projects respect this location?
I'm a finishing editor and I get projects from different people all day and I'm hoping I don't have to change this for every project.
I want to do the same with my render files, I don't want them to be part of the project, but on a separate render drive.
I've changed the setting but when I open a new project, it seems to fall back to project location for auto save and renders.
Are these settings user preferences or system preferences?
Hey, I'm having the same issue.(wanting to save Rendered video files on external Media Cache drive) .... did this get resolved for you?
From what I found worked for me, once you have opened and started editing a project, click:
Then you see the Project Auto Save box where you can click custom and choose where to save the backups.
This is how the Project Settings > Scratch Disk Settings dialog box looks currently in v.22 and later.
Hey, this is a great question; did you find a way to set the autosave options as a default so you don't have to reselect them every time you start a new project? I too am dealing with this issue. Would be great to have that step out of the process.
Thanks for updating,
This is an older post, so the dialog box looks slightly different and is entitled "Project Settings." The steps are the same now as they were back then.
For me, the saved locations of the Project Settings dialog have always been "sticky" ... when starting a new project, the default locations shown are the ones used for the last project I created.
They aren't "sticky" for you though?
For info on how to change the Auto Save location in Project Settings > Scratch Disks, see the User Guide documentation: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/creating-changing-projects.html
Which, as provided prior, is great for a given project. The question as it stands now is how to do it globally such that it doesn't need to be set every time a project is started. It can be defaulted to some other location every time atuomatically.
It's 'sticky' on any one computer.
In other words, if you set it on one project for X location, the next project started will also be set to X location.
But 'sticky' can be different depending on the option you use in the Project/Production settings to set the location ... if you simply specific a file location, for example it will always be to that file folder tree.
Such as say G drive Premiere Premiere Projects folder ... the next project will be put there unless you specific differently.
It's just easier to start over than to try and find it.
There's no "finding" needed ... the current Autosave location is always shown in the File/Project Settings/Scratch disk dialog off that first top menu in Premiere.