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  • Forgot where Premiere Pro stores temp files

  • Duke Sweden

    October 22, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    There was a post a while back that mentions a file folder where Premiere Pro stores temp files. It’s NOT the one in preferences that comes with a “Clean” button, you have to go to the folder in Windows Explorer and delete the files manually. I can’t remember the path to that folder. Does it ring a
    bell with anybody?

  • Ann Bens

    October 22, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    users / name / appdata / roaming / Adobe / common

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    Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6/CC
    Adobe Community Professional

  • Duke Sweden

    October 23, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Thanks but that’s where the media cache files are, that can be emptied using the “Clean” button. There is another folder where temp files and copies of project files are sent, that you have to delete manually. It’s in another thread here somewhere but I can’t seem to find the right search term to find the post.

  • Ann Bens

    October 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    You need to clean these manually if the path in the pref is different.

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  • Jon Doughtie

    October 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Look in users / name / appdata / local / Adobe / temp

    System:
    Dell Precision T7600 (x2)
    Win 7 64-bit
    32GB RAM
    Adobe CC 2014 (as of 7/2015)
    256GB SSD system drive
    4 internal media drives RAID 5
    Typically cutting short form from HD MP4 and P2 MXF.

  • Duke Sweden

    October 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks. There’s no temp folder there.

  • Jon Doughtie

    October 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Error on my part – sorry!

    Try \Users\name\AppData\Local\Temp

    System:
    Dell Precision T7600 (x2)
    Win 7 64-bit
    32GB RAM
    Adobe CC 2014 (as of 7/2015)
    256GB SSD system drive
    4 internal media drives RAID 5
    Typically cutting short form from HD MP4 and P2 MXF.

  • Duke Sweden

    October 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks again. That’s not the folder either, judging by the current contents. I checked my comment history here but it gets cut off before the comment where I originally mentioned having seen this.

  • Deon du Plessis

    November 8, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    I realise I am resurrecting an old thread but here goes anyway.

    I found a different temp directory to the one that empties via Preferences, and it could be what you were looking for all those years ago. Adding it here in case it helps someone in the future. I am on Win10.

    C: / Users / <Username> / AppData / Local / Temp / Adobe

    Seems like the entire Creative Cloud suite stores temp files here, not just Premiere Pro. I found 10GB of After Effects files just chilling here, which I nuked to claim back space on my boot drive.

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