How to Manage Photoshop Scratch Disk when it is full
by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a rjdreyes – jcyberinux.com)
When you received message like “Scratch disk is full” in Adobe Photoshop, don’t worry there is an easy fix on that. No hassle.
Steps / Instructions on How to Handle your Photoshop Scratch Disk:
1. Open your Photoshop(7,CS,CS2,CS3,etc…) then at File Menu, choose Edit then Preferences, then click Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks…
(Note: A shortcut key to invoke the Preferences by pressing CTRL+K, then select from the Drop—down box Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks or pressing CTRL+7)
2. From there, select an appropriate Scratch Disk Drive, you can manage here whether it is in C Drive, D Drive, etc…
3. Check your hard disk drive space where your Photoshop Scratch disk is located. For an example, if you put your Scratch disk to C Drive (C:\), then check your hard disk drive space on that particular drive. If it’s already full, then you may delete some temporary files or unnecessary files that consume the space.
4. If you unsure or sure that there is nothing to erase or delete any unnecessary files on that drive, then you may also check some Photoshop Temp files. These Photoshop Temp files are located either on C:\ Drive root directory (or where your Scratch Disk is located), or Temporary folder of Windows.
Examine for Photoshop Temp Files usually look like this:
Again check it on your C:\ root directory drive or where your Scratch disk is located. And to check it on Temporary folder, Go to Start – Run and type %temp%, and then press Enter and look for the Photoshop Temp files.
I hope this helps you on your concern!