Moved "perfect browse cache" now doubled in size.
I read advice here about moving the perfect browse cache off the system drive for performance reasons, so yesterday I moved it to a second SSD I have (using the move feature in preferences)
First problem was it seemed to trigger a complete new scan of my (large) catalogued folders. I did not expect this to be necessary from a move. Secondly the cache has now doubled in size.
It is almost as if the move has caused a new creation of all the cache data, without the old data being removed.
Also the old cache location was not deleted (as I would expect from a move rather than copy) I had to delete that manually.
Any ideas? Will the old cache data be removed, or should I just delete the cache and let it regenerate (a third time?)
I've decided to do a full reset (reset 2022), delete the cache (if reset doesn't do that) and then recatalogue the folders. There are too many ongoing issues (beachball while scrolling, performance etc.)
When I've done that I'll continue to evaluate. May be back in the next few days with performance questions.0
Unfortunately, the Move command for the PBC does not actually move it, it only copies it as you've discovered.
Be aware that the Reset function resets your preferences too so the PBC will get rebuilt on your boot drive again. When I have to use the Reset function, the first thing I do after is set my Preferences settings again, then set up my Catalogs so they get built in the right place.
I've never compared the size of the folder before and after a move so I can't speak to the size difference you are seeing. Could it be that the cataloging process had not finished when you did the move and the new size reflects a more complete catalog?0
No - cataloging process has been complete for weeks.
Luckily I spotted the preferences reset - now rebuilding a catalogue. Sadly it seems no progress is made with this unless On1 is the active (on top) app. So it'll have to run over night for a few nights.0
It's a background process. It should run whether Photo RAW is the active program or not. That's been my experience.0
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