Where Is Camtasia Video Library Located For Windows

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Hi There,

I am having a teething problem with my Camtasia as I have run out of space on my C:// Drive and is looking to find where the files is located. I have tried looking for Techsmith Program Files in C Drive but has been unable to find it?

Would appreciate all the knowledge bombs that I can get including how to solve my limited memory left

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kayakman, Champion

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if you're looking for the location of the Camtasia 2019 Library, it is in this directory ...

C:\ProgramData\TechSmith\Camtasia Studio 19 ... Library 4.0
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Joe Morgan

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Library location.

You cannot change the library's default location through the program.
There are techniques/hacks to get around this.
However,It would be much simpler if TechSmith allowed you to change the folders location.

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I have several from several versions here.
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Ed Covney

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Why not look elsewhere to save space. First, run "Disk Cleanup", choose "System Cleanup" if you haven't done that  for a while. That alone can save many, many gigabytes.

If you have a second drive (D-Drive?) You can also change where Microsoft saves things much easier than TechSmith data. For example, you can change the default locations"Documents", "Downloads",  "Photos", "Videos",  "Music", and "Pictures" from their current locations to your D-drive.

If none of this helps, you may have to clone your C-drive to a larger capacity one. I highly recommend "AOMEI Backupper Pro",  $50 USD (for 2 installs), but so easy to use. In this video, I used Camtasia to record a cloning while it was cloning !! Also if this is a laptop (2-1/2" drive), you can clone to a new drive attached to a USB 3 (faster) or USB 2 (slower) port using a special cable:

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I've transferred Windows to a new drive without issue as well.
Unfortunately, it's free to clone or install a bigger drive. But the drive isn't free.

Up through Camtasia 9 you could link content to the Library in preferences. It's a shame they omitted this basic functionality.The folder could reside on the C-Drive.With all the content on another drive.
One shouldn't have to jump through hoops to utilize the library. 

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I have used Microsoft's built in backup several times  and had no issues to restore to a new drive. The only thing I found with it  is I had to have the backup drive connected internally. For some reason the usb would not be recognized.  I used the recovery set up to a ( can't remember now a dvd or a usb)
No issues in the end and was really fast to do. 
First do back up
Install new drive and disconnect old. 
Run recovery and recover from backup to new drive.
All free to do.

Mine you I also use Win 10 Pro
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Ed Covney

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Q: How/where did you mount each of the drives?

I think you have to restore windows from a DVD image, then your data and s/w from the backup? (Windows has to boot to receive the restore, so you'll need a third drive to install the image to and restore s/w and data from the back up drive. 

I liked my way, way better: Mouse click, click and click; go get a coffee, clone done and you know the results immediately.

" For some reason the usb would not be recognized. . . "
USB 3 drivers aren't loaded until after windows boots, although there are exceptions, i.e. newer chipsets and BIOSes . But you should be able to use either of 2 USB 2.0 ports every system has., just slower.

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Hello Mahavir,
It may be late to tell you this (and perhaps also not strictly a Camtasia issue), but you should never let a drive fill up beyond 90% (some say 75%). There needs to be free space in order for it to function. From your note you may be facing a drive failure soon, so I would consider the above suggestions very seriously, and take action immediately.
Good luck