I'm currently working on a documentary in Premiere and am having some issues with conforming. The project is stored on an external hard drive and I've set my scratch disks to be the same as the project folder. There is plenty of space on the external hard drive. Unfortunately, when I opened the project recently Premiere began conforming some of the files, apparently storing this information on my computer hard drive. I don't have a lot of space on my computer at the moment and lost 4 GB in a couple of minutes. Where are these files being stored and can I switch the location so that it uses my external hard drive instead?
on May 20, 2015 at 8:53:44 pm Last Edited By James Strawn on May 20, 2015 at 8:59:57 pm
For preview files: Go to Project Settings > Scratch Disks...
For media cache files: go to Preferences > Media
In either case, see the default paths listed for each item and use the browse buttons to set different directories as needed. There is also a checkbox in prefs>media to save media cache files next to originals when possible. And the default for preview files and other scratch disk settings is 'same as project' so that will of course cary depending on where your project is.
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