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On1 filling Boot (C) drive

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Inside the AppData\Roaming\ON1 folder is the PerfectBrowseCache. That is where the preview thumbnails for all the images you've browsed get stored. If you use Catalogs their previews are also stored there. This is where the majority of the space is being used and it can be moved to another drive.

    I recommend adding an SSD dedicated to ON1's Scratch space and PerfectBrowseCache. This not only removes their space needs from your boot drive it gives the program a noticeable performance boost as it reduces the I/O contention that happens when everything is running from the same drive. Be sure to connect the new drive directly to the computer and not through a hub or daisy chained to another drive. You want it to have a dedicated I/O connection to the computer for best performance.

    To move them go to the Preferences > System tab and in the middle of the window there are Move buttons for each.

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  • David Price

    Brian, many thanks.

    Unfortunately don't have a spare SSD but might buy a second M2.1 SSD in future. As interim measure have moved browser cache and catalogue to a seperate 7200rpm hard disk that has no other use which seems to have sorted the space issue.

    I also uninstalled On1 and ran the tool that completely removes ALL On1 software for good measure and then reinstalled trial version of 2020.1 which i'll probably end up buying.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    It doesn't need to be a large one. I got a 120GB drive, an enclosure, & Thunderbolt 3 cable all for about $80.

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  • David Price

    Brian

     

    Thanks for the tips. Decided to push the boat out a little, have a GTX1050Ti 4Gb GDDR5 graphics card and a Samsung 860 EVO M.2 256Gb on order. The latter may be overkill but I've got a Samsung 950 Pro M.2 as my boot drive which I'm pleased with and a spare M.2 slot on the motherboard so an easy fit.

    I'll report back on (hopefully) improvements when installed and tested. Fingers crossed!

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