File Browser Cache - Deleted Folders - Purge and Rebuild?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Chuck Anderson, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. If I have deleted/moved/renamed folders of Photos (using Windows
    Explorer) that the Photoshop File Browser had created cache entries for,
    does Photoshop ever find these cache entries and remove them (or can I
    manually tell PS to go clean up after itself)? If not, is there a way
    to selectively find and remove these entries?

    That seems like a royal pain anyway .... so I'm considering purging the
    entire cache (it's 1.13GBs). I occasionally clean shop (perhaps once or
    twice a year) and that involves moving, deleting, and renaming folders
    (and their files), so my guess is that a lot of that 1.13 GBs is wasted
    space. I have always used Windows Explorer to do this so I can
    shift-delete, if need be, and bypass the recycle bin. Perhaps I should
    always use the PS File Browser (from now on), but it's too late at this
    point.

    I have one folder - C:/Photos - that has the VAST majority of my photo
    files in it - 32 GBytes. If I Purge the entire cache and then want to
    rebuild it for that folder (32 GBs in 718 folders, 19,000 files), how
    long might it take ... roughly (overnight, 1 hour, 2days)?

    ..... I assume that if I select C:/Photos and then Build Cache for all
    Subfolders, that is what it will do.

    Is that my best recourse? Has anyone experience with rebuilding the
    cache on this scale?

    --
    *****************************
    Chuck Anderson • Boulder, CO
    http://www.CycleTourist.com
    Nothing he's got he really needs
    Twenty first century schizoid man.
    ***********************************
     
    Chuck Anderson, Mar 20, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.