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I have been using Sound Editor for a few months now to transfer my LPs to wav files then burning them to CD.

 

I have noticed that after each time I record an album and start up Sound Editor to record another the size of my hard drive has gotten smaller.

 

I have found that hidden in my Docs and Settings folder there are 2 files... rx_audio.cache and audio.wac2 that are making up part of that reduction.

 

After each session I erase these files but there must be others because the size of my hard drive continues to get smaller by a few KB each time.

 

Does anyone know what other hidden / temporary files that Sound Editor might be saving on my hard drive and where I might find them ?

 

Thanks for the help...

 

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Each time I use Sound Editor it creates a file called AUDIO that contains the temporary sound wave files. When I noticed that I was losing hard drive space I did a search for files called AUDIO thinking there were temporary files attached and sure enough I found the 2 files mentioned above in my Docs and Setting folder under Roxio. There were numerous copies of each and they were taking up almost 2 gig of drive space.

 

But there must be other files but they don't seem to be stored under Roxio.

 

Next time I digitize an LP I will do a search for all files created during that time period to see what else comes up.

 

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Thanks for the info.

 

When you do that search, make certain that you select Advanced and look in hidden files. Roxio tends to hide some files. For example, in VideoWave, they hide altered photos as .png files in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Roxio. The Application Data folder is hidden and other programs hide files in that folder too.

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The files I mentioned were in hidden folders. That's why it took a search to find them. If Roxio would put all the files it creates in the same place as where you save your Roxio files it would make things easier... but they seem to want to spread them out in hidden folders.

 

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To show your hidden files, go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options, click on View, scroll down to Hidden Files and folders, and click in the circle to the left of Show hidden files and folders. Click on Apply, then Ok.

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No clue. Have you tried a Windows Search Advanced, search in subfolders and hidden files, for any files created on the day you do the editing?

 

If you find anything, please post back so that it will help someone else.

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