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Adobe kepps filling up my hard drive!!!

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Everyday Adobe keeps writing these files to my hard drive and it fills it up.
about 60 files each about 10 MB. So 500 MBs a day. Also I barely use adboe but I do need it for work.
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Question by:Lionelh
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by:war1
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Greetings, Lionelh !

What files are you referring to?  Where are they located?  If in the C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Temp folder, you can delete them.

Best wishes!
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by:Lionelh
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Yes your absolutely right!

Just an Update
These files that are being written are .acr files.
I continually delete them but they continue to appear every day.
I know Adobe can write temp files for the docs that you open but this is insane.
Where are they coming from and how can I stop them?
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>> I know Adobe can write temp files for the docs that you open but this is insane.
Where are they coming from and how can I stop them? >>

If you use Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files, you cannot stop them.  Try using another PDF reader, like PDF995 or CutePDF. They user less resources than Adobe.

PDF995
http://www.pdf995.com/

CutePDF
http://www.cutepdf.com/
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by:Lionelh
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Are there any setting that I can change to double check in adobe because this just started happening about two weeks ago and I don't really use Adobe that much. Maybe twice in the last two weeks. And it wasn't happening before then and I used it more.
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Go into Adobe Acrobat Reader's preference or option menu, and disable any logging of activities.
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by:Lionelh
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One more thing these files are being written to the hard drive at about 8:30PM every night when nobody is at the office. And there are tons of them...
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by:Frankco
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Hi Lionelh,

What OS and Adobe version are you using? Do you have a digital camera and have installed software for it?

If Windows and CS....

Make sure nothing associated with Adobe or a digital camera is in your Startup folder. Progams~Startup.

I would tend to think it is software for a digital camera. But try this. Go to the Adobe plugins folder and drag the Camera Raw.8BI file to the desktop. Don't delete it, just move it. It should be in the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS\Plug-Ins\File Formats folder. See if the problem goes away.

This is the Adobe Camera Raw plugin in Photoshop CS which lets Photoshop open raw digital images from cameras.

Let us know what you find.
frankco
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by:Lionelh
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Windows XP and Adobe Reader 6.0
but I'll try these out...
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When this happens there it is ussualy a problem with the content indexing service. Each night at around 8:30 the content indexer in XP starts to index the files on your computer (and possibly on network shares). When it gets to a PDF file it is supposed to use a filter installed when the reader was installed to read the file and add it to the index. The purpose of this is to make searching faster.

When the filter opens the PDF file it creates the temp file. For some reason it is not deleting the the temp file afterwards. You aren't the only person with this problem. Luckily, most people have been able to fix this by uninstalling the reader and reinstalling.
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Since the problem started two weeks ago, you can also try System Restore to a date before the problem started.
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