Many apps are offered by Microsoft for free and are available as a part of the Windows 11 package by default. One such app is Clipchamp. However, recently, many users have reported that the Clipchamp application utilizes a lot of disk space on their computers.
Microsoft Clipchamp is a video editor provided by Microsoft to Windows 11 users. It has a free and paid version, but the free version is more than sufficient for most users. This editor is very easy to use. It also has a sufficient database of stock photos and videos.
Clipchamp taking up so much space on computer
The reason Microsoft Clipchamp utilizes a lot of space on your computer for a simple reason – it is a video editor. The cache files it stores are huge. Also, a lot of temporary files and junk are stored when you create large videos. Some users have reported that the size of the data went up to 200GB on their computers!
If you wish to reduce the disk space that Clipchamp uses, then try the following solutions sequentially:
- Clear ClipChamp Cache
- Terminate and Reset the app
- Run Disk Cleanup
- Uninstall Microsoft ClipChamp and use a different video editor
1] Clear ClipChamp Cache
Since the files which occupy space through the ClipChamp software are mostly cache and temporary files, deleting them can help in fixing the problem. The procedure to clear the ClipChamp cache files is as follows:
- Press Win+R to open the Run window.
- In the Run window, type the command %appdata% and hit Enter.
- The AppData folder will open.
- Open the ClipChamp folder.
- Right-click on the Cache folder and select Delete.
2] Terminate and Reset the app
Many users have confirmed that terminating the app and resetting it solved the problem of Clipchamp taking up too much space. You can do the same as follows:
Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.
In the Settings menu, go to the Apps tab on the left pane.
In the right pane, select Installed apps.
Scroll down to Clipchamp and click on the three dots associated with it.
Select Advanced options.
Scroll down to the Terminate section and click on the Terminate button to terminate the app and all its related processes.
Now, scroll down a little further to the Reset section.
Click Reset and then on Reset once again in the prompt to reset the Microsoft Clipchamp app to its default settings.
3] Run Disk Cleanup
If the AppData method sounds too cumbersome for you to follow each and every time, you can try running the Disk Cleanup tool on your system.
The Disk Cleanup tool clears all temporary files and other unnecessary data on your computer. This includes the cache files for ClipChamp.
4] Uninstall Microsoft ClipChamp and use a different video editor
If you have tried all the solutions and the problem persists, you can try a different free video editor like VSDC. Video editors which don’t include stock images and videos don’t save a lot of cache and temporary files. Thus, the space they use will be that of the output (exported) videos only.
Go here if you are looking for Portable Video Editors.
Where is Clipchamp data stored?
Clipchamp stores its temporary files data in the %appdata% folder. Videos exported through the Clipchamp video editor are stored in the Videos folder in the File Explorer. This location is the standard video storing location for all major video editors. If you wish to save your exported videos to a different location, then the same can be changed through the settings of the ClipChamp editor.
Do ClipChamp videos carry a watermark?
The best part about editing videos through ClipChamp is that these videos don’t carry any watermark, even if you use the free version. Many other free video editors will add a watermark to the exported video, so you can get an idea of the output, but return to buy their subscription.
When exported, the ClipChamp files are stored in the Downloads folder. Interestingly, this is an expection since most other video editing tools expert the files to the Videos folder. However, you can change the path to any other viable location of your choice.
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