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I see that under my Windows "AppData", "NCH Software is taking up 3 GB on my hard drive. Also, something called "NCH Swift Sound" is taking up 2.5 GB. I am not currently in the middle of any projects. I'd like to free up this hard drive space if it's not needed. Shall I delete the contents? Is this just temporary files for Express Scribe?

 

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The above "solution" is typical. The solution is given without any kind of explanation and leaves you unable to follow it because there are no instructions. I need to delete files from the folder on my computer. I can't even find that folder never mind delete endless gigs that I didn't even know were being stored. Why can't techs give step by step useful answers to us?

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When you load an audio file into ExpressScribe it does not copy the original file per se, but converts and loads into an uncompressed version of wav called "DCT"; I make a habit of using control delete within the ExpressScribe window when I am finished with my transcription, which will completely delete that dct/wav file, and ensure that the files don't accumulate and eat up my hard drive, even if there's little threat of that. Of course, the larger the original compressed file-- mp3, mp4, wmv, etc.-- the proportionately larger the uncompressed file will be. .

 

Otherwise, you should be able to find those files in Windows at

 

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\NCH Software\Scribe\Current

 

if you just press "Done" the files are not deleted from the hdd unless you specify a number of days in the Scribe settings. You should be able to find those undeleted files in

 

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\NCH Software\Scribe\Done

 

Hope that helps explain a bit more. KRN

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