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Premiere Project taking up 2 TB - dublicate render files?

Explorer ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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My 25 Minute Video Project is taking up nearly 2 TB of Space, on my internal and external Drives.

(To be fair the 25 min contains 3 videos in one, kind of ultra widescreen, if that makes any difference).

 

1) Is that "normal"? (ok might be to broad of a question)

More importantly:

2) What best to delete to free up space? 

 

Edit 1: My Media Cache settings should limit those files to 100 GB (see screenshot). But I'm a bit confused, since My project is using up space on my internal And external Hard drive. -> I switched from saving the project files on the external to internal, hoping this would spead things up (didnt really)

 

Edit 2: 

Since premiere started crashing more I got paranoid and saved newer versions of my project under new names manually. Is this creating x times the cache for x new projects I saved?

 

If so, will deleting the .prproj automatically delete all doublicate cache? 

 

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Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Dump your cache files. I have ALL cache files on an internal Nvme drive, and dump every so often.

 

Neil

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Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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I deleted all cache files "not needed" - which didnt do much. 

I could delete everything - but I'm just finishing a video that I need to export and fear that will take much longer if I delete the cache?

(My feeling is the delete "not needed" didnt really apply for the external HDD)

 

 

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Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Oh maybe one more info: Since premiere started crashing more I got paranoid and saved newer versions of my project under new names manually. Is this creating x times the cache for x new projects I saved?

 

If so, will deleting the .prproj automatically delete all doublicate cache? 

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Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Have you looked at the folder for which files are actually taking a lot of space? Project files aren't typically that big, but  ... a bunch of them can add up.

 

I'd be curious as to what the files are in those folders.

 

Neil

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Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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As far as I can tell its mainly the Video Previews 

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Well, if they're not in use, you can delete 'em. But if they're for current projects, you might not want to.

 

Neil

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Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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Is there any way of knowing which ones are used?

Did creating seperate versions of the project create duplicate content? 

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Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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  • Go to the Project Settings panel.
  • Set each of the cache, audio pek and preview options to different named folders for each.
  • dump all current cache files including previews.

 

Now when you restart Premiere, and open a project, it will need some time perhaps to generate proper cache files. And if you need previews, they'll need to be remade.

 

But ... you'll know what cache/preview folders are holding a ton of data, and can manage things more easily.

 

Neil

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