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Old 12-05-2019, 04:32 PM
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Just a heads up . . . CCleaner has a Mac version which is not near as thorough as the Windows version, but still does some cleaning. One thing to look out for is if you have CCleaner clean the caches on the Mac, it will delete your AU cache (AudioUnitCache), the VSL plugin caches and maybe others of products I don't use. This just forces a rescan of the plugins which can be time consuming - it doesn't damage anything. If you want to clean the caches and don't want to rescan the plugs just move the caches from the user/Library/Caches to the desktop and then move them back when CCleaner finishes. This doesn't effect PT plugs.
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:37 PM
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Does anyone know where are those (Pro Tools Logs) on windows? ....
In Windows 10, there’s:
C:\Program Files\Avid\Pro Tools\LogFiles
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C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Avid\Crashlog
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C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Avid\Logs

AppData Folder:
C:\Users\Username\AppData\
Needs the “\” after “AppData”, when you type to search, next to the “Start” button
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:52 PM
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Thanks a lot everybody, this thread has come up at the perfect moment for me, appreciated all the info!
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:40 AM
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Are the protools logs necessary in any way?

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Old 12-06-2019, 07:38 AM
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well... if sent to AVID its what later turns out to be bug fixes... so yeah there is a reason for them... thought there is no real reason for what they are not purging themselves from time to time... 40GB of garbage files on the system look like too much for my way of thinking...



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On mac you have two folders called "Logs"; one in Drive/Library/, and one in Drive/Users/Username/Library/.
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I dont have a library in that second path.

Can you post the exact paths or is that the only 2 places to look?
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:53 AM
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On the Mac, some Avid PT logs also show up in the Console under ~/Library/Logs and can be deleted from there.
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On the Mac, some Avid PT logs also show up in the Console under ~/Library/Logs and can be deleted from there.
Is that ln windows?
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:59 AM
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Is that ln windows?
No, on the Mac. Console is in Utilities.
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Hey Ben
I dont have a library in that second path.
That's very strange. Are you quite shure?
These two are standard folders, been there as long as I can remember, although I can't remember ever needing them in any way, much less needing to delete stuff because of size.

The "myaccount" is the one with most activity here. 10+ log files modified today. Lots of folders too, and nothing over 10mb size. Mostly very small.
The Logs folder in top level library has very few files. Mainly one folder called "DiagnosticReports" with lots of log files.
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Can you post the exact paths or is that the only 2 places to look?
I did post the exact paths, and I'm almost certain that these are the only two places.
Added: I checked my Snow Leopard (!) drive, same two folders, same locations. And because I have PT10 there, Logs folder contains Avid and Digidesign folders. But only small size files.

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