fMRIPrep Work Directory Storage Issue

Hello,

Is it recommended to keep the fMRIPrep work directory until the pre-processing is complete for the whole study? If not, what sections can I delete? Can I delete each subject’s work directory after their pre-processing is complete? Each of my output directories is a manageable size (~3.5 gb), but my working directory is quite large (~200gb +) and I will likely run into space issues as the study continues.

Thanks.

Hi @atersakyan,

Yes, once preprocessing is complete for a subject, that subject’s subdirectory can be removed from the working directory without consequence. The only penalty for removing working directory components is recomputation if you need to access intermediate files again.

Best,
Chris

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