Delete Optimized Media in DaVinci Resolve (Save HUGE Space)

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Optimized Media files could be HUGE(in GBs), occupying a lot of storage space.

Now that you have completed your project, you no longer need those massive files and save valuable disk storage space.

Today we’ll see how to delete those files permanently from your hard disk QUICKLY – a foolproof way.

Without wasting time.

Let’s dive right in!

How to Delete Optimized Media in Resolve to Save Space?

  • Click on the bottom right corner cog wheel – the “Project Settings” (short cut is “Shift + 9”).
  • Click on the “Master Settings” and scroll until you see the “Working Folders” section.
  • Take a note of the folder against the “Cache Files Location” (your optimized media location).
  • Navigate to the folder and find the “OptimizedMedia” folder. Double click and get inside it.
  • You can select all the random alpha numerals folders and delete them to save space.

(A word of caution – always be extra careful and mindful of deleting anything. Have a backup in case something goes wrong. But in this case, even if you delete the optimized media, you can re-generate them.)

Manually Delete Optimized Media Files with “.DVCC” extension in Resolve

.DVCC files are proprietary DaVinci Resolve image formats that are created during optimized media generation and render caching.

You can navigate to the “CacheClip” folder (the one displayed under the “Working Folders” section in the “Project Settings” window – refer to the above section for more details).

Then double click the “OptimizedMedia” folder.

Search for “.dvcc” in the search bar. It will return all the files with the “.dvcc” extension.

Before selecting all and deleting them, please keep in mind that the search result will also display render-cache files that end with the file extension “.dvcc“.

(The render cache files with .dvcc extension are placed outside the “OptimizedMedia” folder.)

So make sure you are either inside the “OptimizedMedia” folder or are prepared to delete all the .dvcc files irrespective of optimized media or cache files.

If you are absolutely sure and need to delete the “.dvcc” files, you can select all of them and permanently hit delete to save massive storage space.

Automatically Clear Optimized Media Files in DaVinci Resolve?

There is no automatic deleting of optimized media files in DaVinci Resolve. It is a manual process. Navigate to the “OptimizedMedia” folder on your computer (as discussed above) and delete them.

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2 thoughts on “Delete Optimized Media in DaVinci Resolve (Save HUGE Space)”

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    Great job on these lessons–thank you. Sometimes the render cache gets messed up for a clip that’s been altered a bunch of times. Those clips play back full speed but they’re really jerky. How do I FORCE just that clip to re-render, right now?

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