Now that I've moved the Browse Cache from my PC boot-drive to an external drive I've recovered some valuable C-drive memory and got to wondering if I can do even better.
A vast amount of memory is allocated to the PhotoSettings Cache within ON1 Photo RAW 2020. This is a database used to store non-destructive settings like masking and brush strokes on a per image basis. This info is eventually copied elsewhere and can be deleted from the cache. The program is supposed to zero this out periodically, but in my case it may not be happening (a program bug?) and my cache now exceeds 20 GB.
Perhaps ON1 will eventually allow relocation of this cache, but until then I believe the contents of the PhotoSettings Cache can be manually deleted without harm and the program will rebuild information as needed. Make sense?
Another overlooked area for memory savings is Extras -- particularly Textures. This is where all of the "free gift" texture photos are stored -- including the ones that I never use. In my case, Extra occupies almost 2 GB omn my C drive, with Textures taking up 3/4 of this. Easy to delete the entries not needed -- using the Extras Manager or directly from the Extras folder.
Any thoughts on these memory-saving techniques? Has anyone attempted to delete the PhotoSettings Cache? Perhaps I will temporarily re-locate it and see what happens.
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