I am about to archive old projects and put them on a cloud drive.
In order to not use unnecessary disk space, I first remove the unused media and then empty the Trash and hit “delete”.
In that case all audio files, which are not used in the project should be deleted out of the audio folder as well, right?
Unfortunately that does not work 100%, as after doing that, there are still some audio files there, even if they are not present in the project anymore.
I had a project, which was 26 GB big and I already removed all unused media and also deleted everything in the Trash . So I thought, how could that be?
I then created a backup of that project and also used the option “remove unused media” when doing that. The resulting Project was 5GB big. So 21 GB of unused files, which I was not able to remove? What?
I then did a backup of the new project, to test further with that one, which was 5GB big and deleted everything in there. Not a single audio event left. Then I removed again all the unused media and emptied the Trash in the audio Pool.
There were still some audio files left in the audio folder and the project folder was 613 MB big, even with no audio events in the project.
After doing another backup of the 613MB project with the option “remove unused media”, all audio files were finally gone.
And even if there aren’t any files in the project, this message appears:
Steps to reproduce:
- make a normal backup of one of your bigger projects
- Remove every event in that project
- Use “remove unused media” in the pool so it puts them in the Trash
- Use "empty Trash " in the pool so it deletes them completely
- Close project and look in to the audio folder
- Are there still audio files in there?
- Do another backup of the project with the deleted events with “remove unused media” active
- Now all audio files are gone, but why not before?