ScreenFlow question.

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  1. BaBayOOsa macrumors member

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    hey i just got screenflow and am learning it but i have a question.

    after i record something (for any given time) and then maybe choose that i don't want it. and i go to delete it i right click it in down below where it shows my timeline and click delete. then i go in my media in the top right and delete it from there. but just to double check i did a test on the amount of space its using.

    so checked how much HD space i had before i did a recording then did one for only a minute or so maybe. then deleted it from my timeline/media folder (inside screenflow) and i am missing HD space.....

    so where do these recordings go? because i have been messing around with it and recording some pretty long sessions just to get a feel for it but im afraid im losing HD space. so where do i find these so i can delete them?
     
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  3. BaBayOOsa thread starter macrumors member

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    all these applications seem useful but none will really help me find as to where those files are........
     
  4. indubitably macrumors newbie

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  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Oh yes, they do, that's what they are meant to do, or did you already try one and found nothing?

     
  7. BaBayOOsa thread starter macrumors member

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    i was using disk inventory X and couldn't really manage to figure out as to where certain files are......
     
  8. indubitably macrumors newbie

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    How much space are we talking about? I know those .screenflow files are huge.
    Maybe it is generating thumbnails somewhere?
    Also use the terminal command to show all files, maybe hidden:

    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles
    (relaunch finder after command)

    My screenflow is old 1.5.3, tested and deletes what it creates...
    Double check in finder where you are exporting
     
  9. BaBayOOsa thread starter macrumors member

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    see thats the thing i don't know how or where i am exporting as far as i know it doesn't export i think it just keeps them inside the application.....

    what is this terminal command? and how do i use it?
     
  10. indubitably macrumors newbie

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    First off, go to your screenflow preferences and click Advanced.
    "Capture Scratch Disk" at the bottom is where screenflow will save.
    Check there.

    Screenflow records in .screenflow format: large file, and not playable except by screenflow. This is why you need to export, it will not do it automatically.
    Click on export in the file menu. Choose a location and video quality preferences. Once it finishes you will now have 2 files:

    Original recording: located where ever you chose your "capture scratch disk"
    .screenflow file

    Exported file: located where you chose when you click export.
    .mov file

    These are the only files that screenflow creates that I know of. Hope this cleared things up
     
  11. indubitably macrumors newbie

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    Open terminal

    Paste:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

    Hit enter

    Press: Command + Option + Escape
    Click on Finder, click relaunch. Now you can see all the hidden files...

    To change back do the same thing but paste this instead:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
     
  12. BaBayOOsa thread starter macrumors member

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    this is what it shows: [​IMG]

    now im confused because when i first started using screen slow i never specified where i want the recording to go........
     
  13. sejgalloway macrumors newbie

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    I had this exact problem, except a bit more extreme - I'm down to roughly 2-3Gb free on my mac, and was trying to export a movie but it messed up while exporting. When I tried to export it again, I noticed that my memory didn't increase again after the fail, but I couldn't find the failed file. The second export didn't work either, leaving me with about 100Mb free and no files to account for it!

    Using OmniDiskSweeper, I tracked down the offending articles -

    Go to User > Library > Cache > TemporaryItems

    and just delete the files that failed, or in your case the recordings that shouldn't be there.

    Thanks for helping me guys!
     

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