How Descript manages files on your computer

Files that are recorded or imported into Descript are stored in a system folder on your computer to assure that your media is always available. These files are synced to the cloud as a backup, but will persist locally on your computer while you work on them.

Over time, you may find that your projects start occupying lots of space on your hard drive. This article provides some steps on how you can check your current hard drive usage, and clear out inactive or completed projects so you can make room for new ones.


Checking Descript file storage

From the Drive view

You can check to see how large individual projects are by navigating to the Drive view and looking at the Size column. 

Can't find the Size column?

If the Size column is not displayed, your Descript window may be too small - expand the window size to expose the column.

From your hard drive

You can also check to see how much space the app and it's contents are taking globally, directly from your hard drive.

  • Open Descript and click the Help menu > Debug > Open Folder > Open App Folder which will take you directly to the Descript system folder.
  • macOS Finder
    • Click on the perform tasks button and choose Get Info for details on the size of the Descript folder contents 

  • Windows File Explorer
    • Click on the See more (ellipsis) button and choose Properties for details on the size of the Descript folder contents

How to remove downloaded files for inactive projects

Descript stores all of your files on the cloud, so once you're wrapped with a project you can free up space on your computer for in progress and upcoming projects.

You can do so directly from the Drive view inside of Descript by Removing a downloaded project from your hard drive.



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