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Deleting old projects to save disk space

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I just opened my sonar for the first time in a while..i have a lot of old projects taking up room on my hard drive..what would be the proper way to remove these projects to free up space ? 

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So i went c/cakewalk projects/ dead man

Dead man is name of project..i deleted the dead man file...it seems to not have deleted all the data ? No change in disk space

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Was there any audio in the project? MIDI-only projects don't take up much space.

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If you did record audio, and you didn't check the "Copy all audio with project" setting when you saved it, e.g.:

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Then your audio will be saved in your global audio folder, as specified in your preferences:

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To find out what the actual audio files are, select Project->Audio Files from the menu:

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This will bring up a dialog, showing all the audio files used by your project:

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1 hour ago, Kev said:

Was there any audio in the project? MIDI-only projects don't take up much space.

Yes..no midi..i can still play all tracks

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copy all audio is always checked..and i posted a pic of. Project/ audio files from dropdown menu

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I always back up my projects to an external drive like a flash drive or an external USB drive.  There are also cloud storage services.  Then you can remove your big project folders from your main HDD and free up space.  Since you do all audio your folders will be pretty big but external storage devices are getting bigger as well (in capacity, not physical size).

😀John B.

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