View Full Version : Scratch Disk Issues. . .
01-21-2003, 01:31 PM
Alright, so it happens every now and again, but I spent all day yesterday scanning in and altering 170-200 MB pictures. And now when I try to open photoshop, it wont load brushes, styles, and eventually can't 'initialize' photoshop because the scratch disk is full.
I rebooted and now I get all the way to styles and then the initialize problem. I also tried the CTRL ALT SHIFT, but it didn't do any good.
How can I save my beloved photoshop? :|
BTW, its photoshop 7.0
01-21-2003, 02:16 PM
Have you tried freeing up some disk space by putting some of the pics on to CD?
01-22-2003, 05:51 AM
Ya....that can be a Memory Problem...not enough ram, due to the fact that your scanning 150-200 mb images.Why are you scanning so Huge may I ask?
thats extremely Huge!
01-23-2003, 07:38 PM
im assuming your in windows C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop\7.0\Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Settings
delete the one called: Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Prefs.psp thats your preferences file delete it photoshop will make a new one.
if not in winodws 9x(95/98/ME then hit the windows key followed by the " f " key and type in: Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Prefs.psp
then when it starts up define where you want the scratch disk preferably another drive from your application files (D:\ ?)
another thing you can do is define a larger swap file for windows it makes low ram problems easier because you dont have to wait for free ram it uses the slower swap file but its still better than watching paint dry.
right click my computer > properties i think its the same with xp and 2000 (its been awhile) its usually the last tab look for virtual memory and hike it up in multiples of 64
i have 128 megs of ram with a drive dedicated the swap/virtual memory so it doesnt fragment with other files its set at 448 meg and has never become fragmented
but the others are right files that huge most programs would handle them like a sissy and crash at any errors
[Edited on 23-1-2003 by milagroman]
01-23-2003, 07:45 PM
the temp files photoshop create are very large also say yourworking on a file thats 10 megs and running filters and rotating the canvas running actions etc the temp file could be 100-200 megs or even bigger thats like 10 times the size ... i could imagine the size of one if you were working on a 100 meg file to start with...... youd need like 1 gig for the scratch disk (temp file) and your computer would/should be very slow even if its really new,
01-27-2003, 11:29 AM
I'm also very new at this (hence this post in the newbie folder), but could someone tell me how to 'empty' or whatever you need to do the scratch disk when you're working with Windows NT (which is what my computer at work runs on)? Is it the same 'procedure' you need to follow as explained above by milagroman?
01-27-2003, 12:35 PM
the scratch disk is just a temporary file photoshop makes ... its like all the changes you make to the document and filters that you do to your image
scratch disk options are found in photoshop under "edit" > "preferences"
you can only change the scratch disk if you have a partitioned hard drive (say you have c: and d:( and d: is for storage )) you have to have alot of room for these files cos they can get quite big and if photoshop crashes make such you go thru and delete them manually other wise they fill up your hard drive
windows nt they should be in the windows directory under temp files c:\windows\temp the name should be something like pst13223.tmp
the preferences file is different hold down the windows key and press "F" do a search of your local drives and search for Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Prefs.psp (for pshop7) delete only that but keep it in your garbage bin just in case photoshop doesnt start then retore it.
if photoshop is running fine i wouldnt touch anything though
[Edited on 27-1-2003 by connie]
01-27-2003, 10:06 PM
I found it! Thank you very much!
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