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enormous cache file on Mac Big Sur
« on: September 14, 2021, 06:43:30 AM »
Hi Kirk,

in the Caches folder (./Library/Caches/Photo Mechanic) on my mac there is an enormous big dyn.x.log file with 537 GB data in it. Can I delete this file?
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Re: enormous cache file on Mac Big Sur
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 09:12:30 AM »
in the Caches folder (./Library/Caches/Photo Mechanic) on my mac there is an enormous big dyn.x.log file with 537 GB data in it. Can I delete this file?

Yes, you can delete the file.

Also, please check the Catalog Management window and be sure to use the "Update Catalog Version" button in the Maintenance section of your catalogs if any of your catalogs indicate that they can be updated.

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Re: enormous cache file on Mac Big Sur
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 09:36:41 AM »
Thanks for your quick reply.
Shouldn't these files be deleted automatically?
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Re: enormous cache file on Mac Big Sur
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 09:58:59 AM »
Thanks for your quick reply.
Shouldn't these files be deleted automatically?

They will rotate out on each restart of PM.  If you run PM/PM Plus continuously then the file will build up in size.  I expect that your log was large because one or more of your catalogs needed a version update.

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Re: enormous cache file on Mac Big Sur
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 04:17:29 AM »
Thanks for that input. I'll keep an eye on it.
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