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Recover disk space lost to Photoshop's File Browser Apps
For everyone who uses Photoshop 7 or CS and the File Browser... did you know that there is an archive of every thumbnail generated by viewing images in File Browser? Did you know that it can grow to be HUGE? Mine was hogging a whopping half-a-gigabyte of hard disk space.

To regain this space, simply go to the File Browser, select that little black triangle at the top right, go down to "Purge Cache" and select it. I have not noticed any slowdown in rendering thumbnails within File Browser but I have noticed all of the extra space I have.
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Recover disk space lost to Photoshop's File Browser
Authored by: kirkmc on Feb 25, '04 11:25:05AM

You can also remove them manually: they're in:

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/FileBrowser/

I found a folder for Photoshop Elements; I don't use the file browser, so it wasn't very big, but it did contain a bunch of files.



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Recover disk space lost to Photoshop's File Browser
Authored by: wlab on Feb 25, '04 02:02:21PM

In Photoshop CS (8.0) the purge command is located in the file menu of the file browser. It also give you several options including purging the cache for a selected folder or the entire cache, as well as exporting to a folder.



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Recover disk space lost to Photoshop's File Browser
Authored by: rusto on Feb 26, '04 10:52:00AM

Photoshop CS stores the cache in each users Home folder in

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/FileBrowser/PhotoshopCS

So for maximum drive space recovery, don't forget to check this location for every user.



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Careful with that axe...
Authored by: NavinJohnson on Feb 25, '04 11:30:04AM

That deletes your rankings as well. So if you have alot of stock imgs that are ranked, think twice before purging. It might make you cry.



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Careful with that axe...
Authored by: Crimson Napkin on Feb 25, '04 11:58:06AM
I never even noticed ranking before (and I use Photoshop professionally)! Thanks for pointing that out.
I, personally, don't have much use for it as I organize and access my photos via iView Media Pro (and a PHP MySQL database) but it is nice to know it exists and I'm sure it could be quite useful to some.

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