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General Discussion / Re: Uninstall nwc 1
Last post by SEBC -
Yes, I guess it's that or a new computer but I'm not thrilled about that option.

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General Discussion / Re: Uninstall nwc 1
Last post by Lawrie Pardy -
:D

Yes and I got the very helpful point. It's going to be a challenge for me because as a performing composer, I want to hang on to all performances of my work, whether by me or others. Due to the limitations of my smaller hard drive, it did fill up much faster than expected.

Thanks, as always, for your input and help.
USB external drives really aren't that expensive in the grand scheme of things - perhaps you should grab a few (one at a time to spread the pain) and move the video files to them - this will make your PC's hard drive last longer...

E.G. at the one store I checked I can buy a 2TB USB drive for $139 Australian - that's about $95 US at the moment, and we always get ripped off on these things so I imagine the US price would be considerably less than $95.  (Just looked it up - Amazon have a similar drive for $75US, and there seem to be even cheaper ones)
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General Discussion / Re: Uninstall nwc 1
Last post by Lawrie Pardy -
Wow! I only know about a duet: Duetto Buffo Di Due Gatti  :)
Bahaha - I'd forgotten that little bit of fun - if you set the pan for one cat to 32 and the other to 96 it significantly improves the effect - you get 2 cats in the spatial realm.
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Object Plugins / Re: Trill.ms (2.1)
Last post by Flurmy -
It depends on whether you have Windows configured to hide the extensions of files.
Don't ask me what I think about it...  >:(
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General Discussion / Re: Uninstall nwc 1
Last post by Flurmy -
Now, I could have been correct if you had done a video of a cat orchestra (I might even watch that once).
Wow! I only know about a duet: Duetto Buffo Di Due Gatti  :)
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General Discussion / Re: Uninstall nwc 1
Last post by SEBC -
 :D

Yes and I got the very helpful point. It's going to be a challenge for me because as a performing composer, I want to hang on to all performances of my work, whether by me or others. Due to the limitations of my smaller hard drive, it did fill up much faster than expected.

Thanks, as always, for your input and help.
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General Discussion / Re: Uninstall nwc 1
Last post by Mike Shawaluk -
Of course you realise that the cat video comment was in jest, but my point was that video files can take up a considerable amount of space, especially if they are more than a few minutes long.  And it turns out that the files you did decide to move offline were videos, which demonstrates my point.

Now, I could have been correct if you had done a video of a cat orchestra (I might even watch that once).
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General Discussion / Re: Deciding About BAK files
Last post by Mike Shawaluk -
Edit to add:  my recent question to Mike here ( https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=9201.0) about having different versions of an object plug-in is linked to the fact that the multiples are BAK files, and I think I would like to delete them in that case. Is this a good or bad idea?)
When you upgrade a user object using "Manage Objects...", NWC will rename any objects that are being upgraded by adding .BAK to the filename, before it downloads the new object version. (If there is already a .BAK present for that object, it is superseded by the new .BAK file).  It does this so that if you discover that the updated object doesn't work correctly, or you prefer the previous version, you can remove the file you just downloaded and rename the .BAK file back to the original name, and you will have your old object back.  But if you are happy with the new version, then there probably isn't a need to keep the .BAK file around, once you have determined the new object is working correctly.

User object files are very tiny, generally only a few Kbytes in size. My UserPlugins folder has 47 plugin files, which take up a mere 1/2 megabyte of space. The .BAK files I have in that folder take up about 1/2 that much space. Compared to current hard drive sizes, which range from hundreds of gigabytes to multi-terabytes, this is smaller than a drop in the bucket. (A gigabyte is 1000 megabytes, and a terabyte is 1000 gigabytes.)  The bottom line is that you can remove .BAK files to keep the clutter down, but they won't save you any appreciable amount of disk space.
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General Discussion / Re: Uninstall nwc 1
Last post by SEBC -
Just thought I'd post a quick update: I did uninstall NWC 1, not so much for space reasons, but because I will never use it again, so why keep it around.

I did get a program to show me where the large files are (WinDirStat) and have off-loaded the biggies. They were not, as Mike suggested, cat videos, but videos of university orchestration and composition courses.

I was able to reclaim some space, which I am now happily filling up again. It's a short term solution, to be sure, but has helped with some weird issues I was having possibly due to low space.
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Object Plugins / Re: Trill.ms (2.1)
Last post by SEBC -
Mike, I've moved the question here, https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=10023.0
as it is related to BAK files. Thanks for your help.