Duh. Problem solved. Thanks, tsantee in Eugene. Sorry to be such a rube, but there is no mention of deleting projects in the getting started guide, or anywhere in help that I could find. I didn't realize that those huge Roxio converted items files were automatically deleted upon exit from Toast, which was my concern. Here is how "helpful" the user manual is: "Maximum bit rate: Sets the maximum bit rate for the video encoder." The end. Everything I ever wanted to know about what it is and how to use the maximum bit rate. So if you want to write a book, I'll buy it. Otherwise, I may be seeking your help in the future. Thanks again! Richmale in Lake Oswego.