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Whenever you're finished working with a project, or when you realize a project is just getting too large, you should remove unused files. And the command for that is relatively straightforward. But just so we can see all the files that we have in our project, let's go ahead and select our Project panel and press the Tilde key just underneath the Escape key. Now, let's expand the folders in the project panel. And you can see, I have a layered Photoshop document, an image sequence, an Illustrator file, a C4D file. This is looking pretty normal. Now, File > Dependencies > Remove Unused Footage.
This goes through and looks at all the footage in the Project panel, and sees if it's used in any of the compositions. And it says, 2 footage or folder items were removed. You can undo if you wish. Okay. Let's undo, and you'll see the TIFF sequence was unused. Redo that. And notice, one of the Photoshop document layers were removed. So even if you import a layered Photoshop document as a composition, if you end up deleting one of the layers out of your composition, it will go ahead and delete that individual layer out of your project file.
Now obviously, that layer is still going to be contained inside your Photoshop document. But for the use of the project, it's definitely consolidated exactly what you're going to use and what you're not. So that's how you remove unused files.
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