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01-19-2009, 08:07 AM
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Hi all, been a while just kinda been out of the whole video thing for a while and just kinda got back into it.

I had to get back in the groove of things, I forgot how to use some of my favorite software...including TMPGEnc DVD Author...I am currently using ver. 3

If you use this software, be aware if you find that your hard drive space is disappearing it may well be this program.

Especially if you import DVD files to re-author your own discs.

To find out, check the following file:

C:\Documents and Settings\"user name"\My Documents\TMPGEnc DVD Author 3\dvd import

it seems that the program imports the dvd information but does not delete it automatically. I recovered 120GB of space by deleting the temp files that reside in this folder and it has been months since I used it last.

I noticed that my HDD space was getting smaller and smaller even after I had cleaned the drive, uninstalled a bunch of games and got rid of useless programs then I stumbled upon this and now I got back more than half my drive.
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Good find.

I had a similar issue recently, a piece of software dumping large temp and log files in the My Document subfolders.

CCleaner can help you some too, it will remove junk files it finds.


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01-19-2009, 10:36 AM
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You can set TDA 3.0 to dump those files into another directory - I do mine into \temp, so I can just purge them with my other programs litter.
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