Fcpx filling up my main hdd

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by waloshin, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Fcpx is filling up my internal harddrive when exporting to dvd. Eventhough my files are on an external harddrive and I am exporting to the external harddrive.
  2. joema2 macrumors 68000


    Sep 3, 2013
    FCPX (and most other editors) take a lot of space for scratch files, cache files, render files, etc. In FCPX by default these are in the library, a package of multiple files and folders presented to Finder as a single item.

    The easiest way to manage and safely delete unneeded FCPX files is using Library File Manager which is about $20: http://www.arcticwhiteness.com/finalcutlibrarymanager/

    You can do most of these things manually within FCPX but it requires more steps.

    If you have a small SSD boot drive this shows one complication of that.

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