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Jamie Pickell
Re: Corrupt Project File - Still Opens - Solution for exporting MetaDate to Save Edit
on May 25, 2017 at 10:00:13 pm


Thanks for sharing your specs. Based on some of the Q&As on the Amazon site with regards to your hard drive, it looks like all the various versions except for the 4TB version are 7200RPM (Google the specs just to verify unless you still have the box it came in which should have the drive speed listed on it).

Couple of more questions:
1. How much space is left on your Seagate drive (should have at least 20% left in order run properly for video editing)?

2. What drive is your Media Cache set to dump to (to check go to Premiere Pro CC > Preferences > Media and check where the Media Cache is being written and where the Media Cache Database is being written)?

Ideally this should be a separate drive from both your system drive and your media drive. The media cache database and media cache can build up quickly and if they haven't been cleared in quite awhile it can be eating up space on your hard drive, particularly if it's set to the system drive. You can click the clean button to clear the database, but to remove the cache files, you'll need to do that manually. If the media cache has been set to the system drive, you can find it by going to the Finder, holding down the Option key and selecting the Go menu > Library (this item is hidden unless you hold down the option key). Once the window is open, go to Application Support > Adobe > Common > Media Cache Files. Select the folder and right-click on it and select Get Info. This window will tell you how much data is in this folder.
You can do a couple of things at this point, you can either select all the items in the folder, send them to the trash and empty it (after you've already closed Premiere Pro) OR you can move the Common folder to another drive (not your system drive or media drive and one that has at least USB 3.0 connection) and then inside Premiere Pro, change the media cache to write to this new location for the Common folder (set the Common folder has the location and not the Media Cache Files folder otherwise it will create a new Media Cache Files folder inside the existing Media Cache Files folder). Personally, I would go with option 2 if this is your first time doing this (multiple reasons why, but won't get into them).
Once you've copied the folder to the other drive and then set the Media Cache to write to this new location, THEN you can move the Media Cache Files folder that is still on the system drive to the trash and empty the trash (do this with Premiere not running). When you re-launch Premiere having already set the Media Cache to the new location BEFORE deleting the Media Cache from the system drive, then it should see that your cache is in the new location. If the system drive is not where you are writing the media cache, but instead are writing to your media (Seagate) drive, do the same steps except you won't need to use the Go Menu, just see where it's currently set in your preferences and copy the folder listed to the drive that you will now use for writing the cache to.

3. Do you have Automatic audio waveform generation checked (go to Premiere Pro CC > Preferences > Audio and see if the box is checked)?
If this is checked, it will generate waveforms for every piece of audio in your project and depending on how much has been done previously, this can take quite awhile. I usually have this unchecked on large projects with lots of long takes of audio (interviews for example). Once you uncheck this box, the change won't take effect until you re-start Premiere.

Hope this helps,

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