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Default Location for Input files

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:41 am
by ukmaxuser
Hi,

I've recently started using Max to rip my cds for my mp3 player. After
uploading them to the player, I deleted the mp3 files from my hdd but found that the space wasn't recovered.

The trash is empty, but it appears that there are other files still taking up the space.

I noticed in the preferences that there is a checkbox (which I had unticked) called 'delete input files after conversion'.

Where are the default locations for the input/output files please? I'd like to tidy up before I rip more.

Thanks,
s.

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:05 pm
by sbooth
The temporary files that Max uses (for 0.6.1) are stored in /tmp. If they aren't deleted automatically (they should be), you can manually delete them or restart. The /tmp directory is cleaned out on every reboot.

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:43 am
by Mike1
When I booted up this morning I found a folder called "Recovered Files" in the Trash. This is what OS X does, isn't it?

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html ... h2267.html

The files seemed to be music files and had the extension .caf. I guess these would be Max's temporary files. I can't recall if Max had quit unexpectedly last time I used it, so that it hadn't been able to delete them itself.

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:46 pm
by sbooth
Mike1 wrote:When I booted up this morning I found a folder called "Recovered Files" in the Trash. This is what OS X does, isn't it?

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html ... h2267.html

The files seemed to be music files and had the extension .caf. I guess these would be Max's temporary files. I can't recall if Max had quit unexpectedly last time I used it, so that it hadn't been able to delete them itself.
The svn version of Max uses a slightly different temporary directory by default- I will have to check and see if OS X tries to recover the files. Hopefully it doesn't!

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:28 pm
by RonaldPR
sbooth wrote:
Mike1 wrote:The svn version of Max uses a slightly different temporary directory by default- I will have to check and see if OS X tries to recover the files. Hopefully it doesn't!
Temporary files that are not removed by the application will always be placed by the OS in a folder "Recovered Files" in Trash at restart/startup.