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Adobe Lightroom Temporary Files

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by kaoli, Nov 20, 2017.

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  1. kaoli

    kaoli Thread Starter

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    Our OS hard drive keeps getting filled up, especially by temporary files, from Adobe Lightroom. I thought I had set it to save everything on the D or external drive, but the C keeps filling. What settings do we need to change to keep this from happening?
     
  2. flavallee

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    We know nothing about your computer and its hardware and operating system, so do the following in it:

    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
    Information about your computer will appear.
    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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    You can manually get rid of temp files in this manner without using a third-party app:

    Restart your computer first to make sure no temp files are in use.
    Type %temp% in the search box, then press the Enter key.
    When the folder containing temp files appears, click Edit - Select All(which will highlight the entire list), then click File - Delete - Yes.
    Repeat the same steps with c:\windows\temp
    Make sure to empty the Recycle Bin afterwards.

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    Last edited: Nov 21, 2017
  3. kaoli

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8064 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, -1 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 226 GB (55 GB Free); D: 931 GB (488 GB Free); E: 3725 GB (461 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0H0CC0
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
     
  4. flavallee

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    According to your log, the C: is not full.
    It still has 55 GB of free space.

    You didn't say if you used the instructions in the second part of post #2.
    If there is a large build-up of temp files in the C: drive, doing that should get rid of them.

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  5. kaoli

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    Hi Frank, I appreciate you looking at this.

    No, the drive is not "full", but it keeps filling up with the temp files. After following your directions in the second part of the post we actually now have 163GB free, which supports my suspicion that it is temp files from Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop that keep filling it up. I thank you for the instructions on cleaning out the temp files, but I wonder if there are settings on Adobe I could tinker with to keep this from happening in the first place.
     
  6. flavallee

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    I'm glad to hear that following my instructions reclaimed over 100 GB of free space. (y)

    I've never used Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, so I have no idea what setting changes you can make. :confused:

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