how to locate reason default scratch disk folder mac-SOLVED

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moneykube
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Post 12 Nov 2019

working on a long tune and noticed a missing 20 gig on my ssd drive... not much space to mess with on that drive... I removed songs from desktop to a drive and reset my scratch disk to the drive...I am sure some temporary cache or scratch files are hidden somewhere but can't seem to locate the... mac os 10.8
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moneykube
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Post 12 Nov 2019

well ... cache was 19.5 not 20... anyways... found my answer doing this http://osxdaily.com/2009/02/25/show-hid ... s-in-os-x/
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Post 12 Nov 2019

Save and optimize didn't do any magic tricks? I'm trying to refill my song files and they're sometimes huge, would be great if Reason could strip silence like Logic. I cut the silence out manually but it's tedious to zoom and fix that by hand.

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moneykube
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Post 15 Nov 2019

save and optimize does nothing as I (save as ) often... it was in the cache... and much was there
set to go to a bigger drive now in advanced settings... save as does same function

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bitley
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Post 15 Nov 2019

Select all your audio tracks and Delete all unused recordings. This erases alternate takes and can make a song file 100 Mb smaller or more sometimes.

I've successfully packed all my Reason tracks to refills now :)

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Post 15 Nov 2019

"Delete all unused recordings"
Is that a header menu item or are you doing that manually?
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bitley
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Post 15 Nov 2019

A contextual / right click menu

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Post 16 Nov 2019

bitley wrote:
15 Nov 2019
Select all your audio tracks and Delete all unused recordings. This erases alternate takes and can make a song file 100 Mb smaller or more sometimes.

I've successfully packed all my Reason tracks to refills now :)
good to know thanks

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Post 16 Nov 2019

But try it on a larger file and compare the file size after resaving.

It made me resave lots of song files to free up space.

Where were the hidden backup audio files in macOS btw? I found them once before but thought it had happened due to some beta version or so.

I'm kind of wondering if 'save and optimize' deletes them? Are they temporary or do they sit on the system disk?

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