Does File Size Correlate to Length of Save Time?

Hey Everybody,

I am currently working on a larger size video project with multiple screen captures that is taking a very long time to save.  I was wondering if the save time is directly linked to the size of the project.  The size of the project is 1.85gb and the save time is over 5 minutes.  Does anybody know if that is normal for larger size projects, or an issue with the computer/server/program.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

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Christine Hendrickson

Hi Erik. Welcome to E-Learning Heroes!

First, I have to say, that's a hefty file size That will certainly impact the save time of the project. However, make sure all of your files are local. If the files are on any discs, USB drives, network drives, etc., this will slow things down and cause other problems. So, if you're not already, make sure you're working on your local hard drive. 

For a file that size, I don't think the save time is excessive, unless you see that the file is locking up or freezing the process.

Here's a little more information that may help:

If you are experiencing unexpected issues using Articulate software, here are some tips for managing your files which can help prevent issues.

1.  Work on your local drive (your C: drive). Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, including file corruption, loss of audio, and other unexpected behavior. 

2. You should also make sure the directory path to your project files and your published output is less than 260 characters (for example C:\Articulate).

3.  Avoid using special characters, accents or symbols in your file names.

Additional information regarding "Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces" in Windows operating systems can be found in the following Microsoft article:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247(VS.85).aspx

Thanks!

Christine