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I'm using Pinnacle Studio 12 to edit some videos and as you can guess it uses a lot of resources. The problem is that it eats all my free space from the C drive and after I close the application I don't get back my free space. I assume it does swap some files but where and why it doesn't delete them?

I don't store the project and saved files on C drive. I'm running Pinnacle Studio 12 on a XP sp3 Windows machine. I've tried to clean my system with CClean, but it doesn't find/see where my space is lost!


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In general, to find out what is using your disk space, you can find programs at this other question:… – Gnoupi Apr 20 '10 at 12:24
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Have you manually checked the following folders?

C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Local Settings\Application Data\Pinnacle Studio
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pinnacle Studio
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Pinnacle Studio
C:\Program Files\Pinnacle Studio
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many thx for the great general idea answer and for editing my question. – dole doug Apr 21 '10 at 5:11
You're welcome. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Apr 21 '10 at 6:56 will give you a wonderful graphical representation of your hard drive, organized by folder.

You can also find other programs to visualize disk space at this other question.

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excellent free tool – Xetius Apr 20 '10 at 12:11
definite +1 for this graphical representation IMO – espais Apr 20 '10 at 12:24

I don't have access to Pinnacle that new but in Pinnacle 9 all the intermediate and temporary files are saved in %HOMEPATH%\Pinnacle Studio\Auxiliary Files\<project filename>\.

If that yields no results, I'd try the Windows' default temporary file locations: %TEMP% and %WINDIR%\Temp\.

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