Solved No space left on C drive

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February 19, 2013 at 08:51:08
Specs: Windows 7 Home, i7 / 4 GB
I have recentlly installed Adobe Premiere Elements 11 & Photoshop 11 on my C drive.

Now when I come to edit video files I know they are large so I save my work on my I drive that is 1TB in size.

Although I do this it seems files are also being saved to my C drive I think eating up my data. I do not know where. What can I do??

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February 19, 2013 at 16:02:42
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One thing I would recommend doing is opening up Windows Explorer and searching for everything over 10MB. This will show you the locations of these files and the last time they were used.

When it comes to deleting stuff, make sure that they are files that can be deleted and are not system files. Also, a disc cleanup might help here as well.

But I would primarily go into Photoshop and Elements and see where they are saving your work if you're unsure.

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
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February 19, 2013 at 20:24:13
When you load a really large file that is too large to hold completely in your RAM, the rest goes to your Virtual Memory or Paging File. This typically is on your C drive. You can adjust your virtual memory by reducing the amount on your C drive and adding the balance needed to one of your other drives.
Recent versions of Photoshop (CS4, 5, & 6 I believe) allows you to designate a specific drive (not C drive) for a scratch disk which is really Photoshop's paging file for your images, but separate from Windows paging file. I do not know if Photoshop Elements version also has this option.
Moving files off C drive, uninstalling programs no longer used, cleaning out browser (History, Cookies, Temp, etc), doing a Disk Clean Up, and even reducing the amount of space System Restore uses from the default 15% to 10% or 12% of drive space, may all help. Expanding C drive or replacing the drive with a larger drive may be more permanent solutions to the problem though.
If you work with large images, have a 64bit operating system, and have the option, consider also adding more RAM to your system (how much depends on how much you already have, how much your system supports, and the file sizes you typically work with).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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