We recommend users maintain their virtual storage up to only 90% of total storage capacity when working in the BeBop OS. We also recommend that (if possible) nothing from User accounts except fonts and preferences be stored on the C: drive. Everything else should be put on the shared storage Projects.
- In Premiere this is done in 'Preferences' -> 'Media Cache.' Select a folder in your Cache
Storage Project as the new destination for both Media Cache and Media Cache Database.
- In After Effects your Cache preferences can be set in 'Preferences' -> 'Media & Disk Cache.'
Browse and create a separate folder for your AE Cache within the Cache Project.
- While working on the BeBop OS, our recommendation is to set your downloads from the internet to be pointed towards your Project storage. In Chrome, go to the top right of the browser window -> select 'Settings' > select 'Advanced'-> go to 'Downloads' and select 'Change' > select a storage Project other than your local C: drive.
How to manage your Virtual C: Drive
- It's important to keep at least 10% of the C: Drive space as free space.
There are three steps to help manage disc usage:
1. Use Our MCP Workstation Metrics
A. The BeBop MCP has the ability to generate metrics for your workstation. Simply log in to the web portal and select the 'Workstations' tab in the left column of your dashboard.
B. Locate the workstation you are assigned to and select the blue 'Metrics' button on the right.
* A user can only see the workstation they have launched and are assigned to; Org Admins can monitor all workstations.
C. You will then see graphs of your virtual computer's OS Disk, CPU, and Memory usage.
D. The 'Folder Sizes' tab lists top files and User Profile folders by size. This can be used to identify what can be deleted or removed from your BeBop workstation C: drive.
2. Use Storage Sense
Windows 10 (your BeBop Workstation's OS) has a useful feature called Storage Sense. It monitors the storage space on your PC, then jumps in and cleans things up if you’re running low. It also does basic things like clean your Recycle Bin, remove old files in your Downloads folder, and deletes temporary files on your PC.
To turn this feature on, go to Settings (located in the "Start" or "Windows" menu) -> Type “Storage” and select the first option that appears.
3. Use File Explorer Search
To use this function, open up a Windows File Explorer window, select your C: Drive, then click the 'Search (C:)' search box at the top-right of the window. You can then select the range of sizes for files to search for and they will begin populating immediately for you to delete or remove manually.