What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

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What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostTue Oct 06, 2015 7:37 pm

Had a mirror project of a job I was conforming in resolve magically appear in the project manager window with "resolve.tmp.847573072307307" added after the project name.
can I delete it or is it going to start the apocalypse if I do that? I can already hear horses hooves outside my office (it sounds like there's four of them too).
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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostTue Oct 06, 2015 8:09 pm

I've seen both new project files like this and also new project folders with similar names. They seem to be generated when Resolve crashes. I've had no problem deleting them (once I first establish the original project is working and correct). Not sure if this is an intentional feature or a bug. The project files seem to open fine, and perhaps could be handy after a crash, but as I have auto save set to 10minutes I am yet to hit a situation where using one of these random projects seems worth the risk / uncertainty.


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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostTue Oct 06, 2015 8:41 pm

Ok so you've seen this before too then. It's a resolve 12 specific function though right. Ive never seen it in all my years....
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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostTue Oct 06, 2015 8:43 pm

Yeah new behaviour in v12


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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostWed Oct 07, 2015 5:00 am

Doh, don't touch it. It is a thing of pure evil.

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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostFri Oct 09, 2015 3:25 pm

I've now got several of the .tmp files for the same project and they keep stacking up...
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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostSun Oct 11, 2015 2:49 am

Paul Provost wrote:I've now got several of the .tmp files for the same project and they keep stacking up...

I believe "in theory," the TMP files are supposed to delete themselves when the program shuts down safely. After a crash... not so much. Back 'em up, delete them, and see what happens. Live dangerously.
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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostMon Oct 12, 2015 2:16 am

All computer programs use a temp file. I noticed this when re-editing in Photoshop / Indesign, but when I do my save that temp file disappears.

Generally, when you close or save, that file is no longer needed. This is why a Scratch Disk is recommended. A SATA or PCIe Solid State Drive can fill up very fast (in TeraByte proportions).

Do not delete it until you have finished with it.

I also recommend CCleaner to clear out the dross on your computer.
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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostMon Apr 18, 2016 2:53 pm

I'm getting this as well-- it started when I made a disk database in my dropbox (because backups are important, and saving things only on a local drive is for crazy people).

But I work on a lot of small (30 sec spots) projects, and with these .tmp files multiplying like rabbits, it's getting messy in here. So I've started deleting them, but that's scary too... just randomly deleting piles of files out of my disk database day after day is super sketchy. Other solutions anyone?
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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostTue Apr 19, 2016 1:42 am

Kevin Good wrote:I'm getting this as well-- it started when I made a disk database in my dropbox (because backups are important, and saving things only on a local drive is for crazy people).

It has been reported that making a Dropbox disc database is not a wise idea.
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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostTue Apr 19, 2016 1:54 am

Marc Wielage wrote:
Kevin Good wrote:I'm getting this as well-- it started when I made a disk database in my dropbox (because backups are important, and saving things only on a local drive is for crazy people).

It has been reported that making a Dropbox disc database is not a wise idea.


So what are the wise people doing for easy backups? Scheduling backups off of traditional local disks?
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Re: What is a "resolve.tmp.847573072307307"?

PostTue Apr 19, 2016 1:55 pm

Kevin Good wrote:
Marc Wielage wrote:
Kevin Good wrote:I'm getting this as well-- it started when I made a disk database in my dropbox (because backups are important, and saving things only on a local drive is for crazy people).

It has been reported that making a Dropbox disc database is not a wise idea.


So what are the wise people doing for easy backups? Scheduling backups off of traditional local disks?


Under OSX my work drive is backuped hourly (automatically and natively) with TimeMachine, and that include my resolve database.

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