Adobe Photoshop CS5 scratch disk full

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by pmll, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    Hi, so yesterday when I was using Photoshop CS5 something popped up saying that my scratch disk is full. And now, Photoshop wouldn't open at all saying the scratch disk is full.

    I'm using a MacBook Pro 7,1 version 10.6.7 .
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Do you have set up a "scratch disk" in PS? How much free HDD storage capacity do you have left on your internal HDD or the scratch disk you set up?
    Did a restart fix the issue?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    I don't know where or if i have a scratch disk set up. I have 10.76 GB available.
  4. macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Free up some HD space or specify an external drive as a scratch disk in PS preferences. For better performance use your internal drive.

    Photoshop is using your HD for memory purposes and it seems you dont have much HD space left.

    You can also 'Purge' the memory by going to Edit > Purge > All. This will clear the stored info on the scratch disk but it will soon fill up again if youre using big images and have little HD space left.
  5. macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2010
    iam having this same problem. except i have 119gb free. what is going on?

    all iam trying to do is crop a image from my 7d.
  6. macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Did you make sure your crop settings are in pixels not inches? (Type px after your number if it shows in inches).

    Yesterday I went to crop a picture and didn't catch that it was in inches. I realized my mistake when my file size jumped to 25 GB.

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