Photoshop :: Scratch Disk/temp Files

Mar 24, 2005

On my system I have small(330Mb) virtual RAM-disk R: . My system configured so that all temp-files, cookies, cache... all placed on this disk R: . Now - I try to work with Photoshop CS. I know, that 330Mb isn't enough for work files for Photoshop, so I try to tell it: "Use real hard-drive C: for you scratch file(s)". For that I went to "Preferences->Plug Ins & Scratch Disks" and set _ALL FOUR_ scratch disks to "C:". All the same - when I start my work Photoshop CS create it's temp file(name like "Photoshop Temp4122672") exactly on R:, not on C:! Of course after 10min. of work I have stable error: And so - how to force PS to use C: as storehouse for temp-files?


Photoshop :: Massive Scratch Disk Files In CS3/CS4,...

May 18, 2009

I've been working on a large file (1.02Gb, yes it is large (A1) with lots of necessary layers) that has initially been saved as the new large image .psb format.However the issue is that in CS3 and CS4, when trying to open the file up it creates absolutely massive scratch disc files that fill up my (80Gb) scratch disc. As a result the file will not open. However when I open it in CS2, the scratch disc files are nowhere near as big and the file opens up OK.Is this just a CS3/CS4 issue or am I missing something?

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Oct 8, 2012

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Aug 10, 2012

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May 11, 2007

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First: Startup

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Third: None

Fourth: None

I'm wondering if I should change the first to the new drive or keep it as "startup" and add the new drive to second.

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Feb 2, 2009

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May 23, 2009

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Dec 10, 2008

my computer got a lil virus, I had to system restore. Virus gone, BUT, seems as though my Photoshop kind of reset itself. Becuase when I opened it, the template was different (I used to have only 2 windows on the right, it reset itself to open with 4 windows) and when I used to create a new file the background was the transparent checkered pattern, and now it's just a plan white background, so something obviously reset.

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Now, I've gone online to see how to fix that. I've found multiple FAQ sites. And this is what I've done to still no avail:

1. I've gone into Preferences and set the Scratch Disk location to my C:// drive that it previously was.

2. Set it so that 100% of my RAM can be used for Photoshop

3. Defragmented my C:// Drive

4. Searched for any ~PSD temp files, my computer said it found none.

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When I attempt to load photoshop,

A pop up box appears saying that the selected scratch disks are almost full,
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This pop up box has never appeared before.

So, when I press ok on this box, photoshop continues to load for a few seconds then it states that it cannot continue loading because there was an error that it couldn't recover from!

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Nov 6, 2007

I am now working with 10megapixel images, just basic post processing i.e. saturation, curves, and sharpening.

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I have a 1.6ghz dell laptop, with 1gb ram, and 80gb hd with about 32gb free.
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So will a total of 2gb ram, 50gigs free on internal for primary scratch, and the remainder of my 500gb external for secondary scratch, give me a noticeable improvement?

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Feb 17, 2005

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If I select C:/ it complains about sharing with windows and I don't know how to offer any further alternative.

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Oct 2, 2012

I am on OSX10.6.8 with CS4 and CS5 (some of my actions only run on CS4, so I quit and launch back and forth).
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Is a complete re-install the only fix, or is there a command line or other way other way than a complete re-install?

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From what I've read, the scratch disk in Photoshop is there so that if you become low on RAM, it will move data from the RAM to the allocated scratch why bother making that scratch disk the RAM when it'll just be going from the the RAM?

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I just put PS CS2 on my laptop today (dell latitude d610 with win xp), and as soon as I started running it I ran into a Scratch Disk Full error... not by cropping or anything big... but just using the pen tool on a 500x500 72ppi file.

I've been using CS4 for the past week or so with no problems, but didn't want to fork out the ridiculous price to keep it past the trial, so decided to go with CS2 as I've used it on another computer of mine and the price was good.

Is it possible I could be getting this error because of old PS files that weren't fully removed? I did the uninstall of CS4 before I downloaded CS2 so ??? I also did install CS2 before but wouldn't allow me to activate it because it was already on another comp.

I also heard it could be because of a lack of memory on the drive I use for the scratch disks, but I have almost 10 gigs free on the drive I'm using as my secondary (c:), not sure about the one I have as primary (startup). I'm using that as primary because it was there as a default, though I'm not sure what it is. And I did try them vice versa as well and still got the error.

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