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Recently I have noticed that my SSD space was shrinking out of nowhere and didn't really know why until I found a folder with a bunch of shadow files that PowerDirector saved. I deleted the files and regained 200 gb of space. Now the program tells me to enable them for smoother editing but I don't want the files to save so what should I do?
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You have a couple of options.

That suggestion to use shadow files is to help PD handle high resolution clips on less-than top-notch hardware. If you have a reasonably new and powerful PC, you may not need shadow files at all, especially if you're working with HD clips and not 4K.

You can easily try working with shadow files disabled and see if your PC can preview your projects at a usable speed. You will likely need to set the preview resolution to HD, instead of Ultra HD or Full HD, though.

If it turns out that you do need to use shadow files, you can set the auto delete setting for temporary files to something shorter than the 30 days default setting, and/or manually delete them when you finish each project to free up SSD space.

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Quote Recentemente, notei que meu espaço SSD estava diminuindo do nada e realmente não sabia o porquê até encontrar uma pasta com vários arquivos de sombra que o PowerDirector salvou. Apaguei os arquivos e recuperei 200 gb de espaço. Agora, o programa diz para habilitá-los para uma edição mais suave, mas não quero que os arquivos sejam salvos, então o que devo fazer?


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You can change the folder, Export Folders to another HD.
Keys together, Alt + C / File / Expot Folder / Bronse
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Quote [quotePostId = 332950] Recentemente, notei que meu espaço SSD estava diminuindo do nada e realmente não sabia o porquê até encontrar uma pasta com vários arquivos de sombra que o PowerDirector salvou. Apaguei os arquivos e recuperei 200 gb de espaço. Agora, o programa diz para habilitá-los para uma edição mais suave, mas não quero que os arquivos sejam salvos, então o que devo fazer? [/ QuotePostId]

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You can change the folder, Export Folders to another HD.
Keys together, Alt + C / File / Expot Folder / Bronse


Thank you
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Quote You have a couple of options.

That suggestion to use shadow files is to help PD handle high resolution clips on less-than top-notch hardware. If you have a reasonably new and powerful PC, you may not need shadow files at all, especially if you're working with HD clips and not 4K.

You can easily try working with shadow files disabled and see if your PC can preview your projects at a usable speed. You will likely need to set the preview resolution to HD, instead of Ultra HD or Full HD, though.

If it turns out that you do need to use shadow files, you can set the auto delete setting for temporary files to something shorter than the 30 days default setting, and/or manually delete them when you finish each project to free up SSD space.


Thanks for the tip
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