How to Delete Adobe After Effects Cache in Windows 11? Step-By-Step Guide

In-Depth Guide on How to Delete Adobe After Effects Cache in Windows 11.
Delete Adobe After Effects Cache

If you’re a regular Adobe After Effects user then you might be quite familiar with very high disk usage but what if we told you there are ways to save GBs of disk space that can be used for your other files? Yes, you read it right you can save GBs of data by deleting Adobe After Effects cache.

That said, there are at least two ways of deleting Adobe After Effects cache in Windows 11 and you can do it too by following this in-depth guide:

Manually Using File Explorer

Manually Deleting Disk Cache

  • Open File Explorer and paste the file pathway listed below into the Explorer’s address bar
  • Once pasted replace the “Your PC Name” with your PCs name and press enter
  • Now open the Disk Cache – xyz.noindex folder (xyz might change according to your OEM)
  • In the Disk Cache folder select all the files in there and hit delete.
C:\Users\"Your PC Name"\AppData\Local\Temp\Adobe\After Effects\17.5

Manually Deleting Confomed Media Cache

  • Open File Explorer and paste the file pathways listed below into the Explorer’s address bar
  • Once pasted replace the “Your PC Name” with your PCs name and press enter
  • Once you get into the respective folders select all the files in there and hit delete.
C:\Users\"Your PC Name"\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common\Media Cache
C:\Users\"Your PC Name"\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common\Media Cache Files

In Adobe After Effects Prefrences

In case you don’t want to do it manually, you can get rid of unnecessary cache file right from Adobe After Effects with ease by following this steps:

  • Open Adobe After Effects and click on Edit menu in the window toolbar
  • In the edit menu go to Purge > All Memory & Disk Cache…
  • Press OK in the clear disk cache dialogue box

Additionally if you wish to have more control and want the ability to delete the media cache and disk cache separately then you can follow this steps:

  • Open Adobe After Effects and click on Edit menu in the window toolbar
  • In the edit menu go to Preferences > Media & Disk Cache…
  • This opens a new Preferences window wherein you can delete different types of caches individually.
  • Click on empty Disk Cache to get rid of the disk cache
  • Clear Database & Cache to get rid of Conformed Media Cache

Once completed, repeat the same steps at regular time intervals to keep your disk usage in control.

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