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13.9   Photoshop Scratch Disk Full

From Jeff Shipman, Mon Nov 22 20:07:27 1999

On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Gwyneth wrote:

Does anyone know how to fix Photoshop when it gives the error "scratch disks full"?

Scratch disks are what Photoshop uses to temporarily store data when working with large images.   The current scratch disk settings can be viewed if you go to File->Preferences->Plugins & Scratch Disks (Pony notes that the default here is c:).   If it's complaining that it's full, you may want to try:

  1. either clearing out space (usually pics from a previous user's session) on the drive that the scratch disk is pointing to, or
  2. switching it to another drive, or
  3. adding another scratch disk (you can set up to four).


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