Why does After Effects create TWO caches?
Since Upgrade to CC2019 AE creates more than one cache:
One in the selected folder - here D:/Caches - thjere you find:
- Media Cache
- Media Cache Files
Team Project files
All good with these.
BUT: Now there is a new folder "Adobe" here - with a subfolder "After Effects" and there you find a subfolder called "16.0" with another subfolder "Disk Cache - COMPUTERNAME.noindex"
AE puts as MASSIVE amount of files there, until my SSD is full.
Purge or delete Cache does not affect this folder.
I have set my maximum Cache to 100 GB - that's how it works in the normal cache files. But since Upgrade AE puts parallel files there and blows the size up until SSD is full.
I have no idea, why AE does that - and how to get this behavior off.
Thank you for your post.
After Effects uses the disk cache for temporary storage of rendered frames, as a backup for the RAM cache.
You can control whether After Effects uses the disk cache and how much disk space it is allowed to use via Preferences > Media & Disk Cache.
More information on the disk cache and related caching options can be found here: