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Dan Browne
Weird large file called -C
on Feb 5, 2009 at 1:38:35 am

I'm not sure whats causing it. But its really wacky. The only real application that is installed on our G5 computer is Final Cut Studio. But we have a file on our system drive called "-C" and its like 150gb's big, and when you apple I it, it says its a "Plain Text" file... its really wacky, and its a massive file thats taking up a lot of room on our system drive.

Anyone know what it might be?

Dan Browne
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Cloud South Films
http://www.cloudsouthfilms.co.nz


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Zane Barker
Re: Weird large file called -C
on Feb 6, 2009 at 5:52:22 pm

Where is the file located on the system?

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Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Dan Browne
Re: Weird large file called -C
on Feb 6, 2009 at 6:41:35 pm

in the root of the system drive. So you open up the system drive and its right there, its not in any folders or anything

Dan Browne
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Cloud South Films
http://www.cloudsouthfilms.co.nz


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Zane Barker
Re: Weird large file called -C
on Feb 7, 2009 at 6:39:08 am

Sounds like a bloated corupt file. You should be fine to delete it. I saw the same thing happen once with a photo file.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Dan Browne
Re: Weird large file called -C
on Feb 15, 2009 at 12:51:24 am

I deleted it about a week ago, and it still hasn't come back. So yeah, thank you!!! :)

Dan Browne
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Cloud South Films
http://www.cloudsouthfilms.co.nz


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Julio Pijnappel
Re: Weird large file called -C
on Jul 1, 2009 at 5:16:54 pm

I know this post is kinda old, but I've been getting this "-C" file too, and I keep deleting it, but with me it keeps coming back, like herpes.
I noticed that it's Color that's generating it, and that it does so whenever I press "Save". Auto-Save works fine, but I haven't found where Color keeps the Auto-Save files, or is it simply the project file itself that it saves? If so, I guess a workaround would be to just never, ever save...
But anyway, the bigger the project I'm trying to save, the bigger -C gets, and it's basically the size of the whole timeline, rendered out! So maybe there is a setting in Color that is doing this? Does anyone else have this problem? I like saving...


Julio Pijnappel


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