Delete Adobe Media Cache Files in Mac OS X

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    First, make sure you have Finder open
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    Press "command" + "shift" + "G"
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    This keyboard shortcut will open a window allowing you to go to the "Library" folder.
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    Type "~/Library/" in "Go to the folder" box
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    Click the "Go" button
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    Click "Size" to sort sort the results by size
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    In this tutorial, there is a 201.76 GB folder called "Application Support".
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    Expand the "Application Support" folder by clicking the arrow next to the blue folder icon on the left side of this window
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    Expand the "Adobe" folder
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    The largest folders in this example are "Common" and "Media Cache Files". "Media Cache Files" is a folder that can be deleted. If you delete and use any of projects listed in this folder, the program will just need to regenerate the cache files for them. This is not a folder that you need on a day-to-day basis.
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    To delete the "Media Cache Files" folder, right-click the folder name
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    Click "Move to Trash"
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    In this video, by deleting this folder, more than 180 GB of space has been freed on the hard drive.
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This was a tutorial on how to delete the "Media Cache Files" folder for Adobe products from your Mac. Please leave any questions or comments in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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