Photoshop Scratch Disk Problem

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  1. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    Hi,

    I have a WD raptor 74gb as my OS + Apps disk, and also have a portioned 250gb drive that has some data on each partition. on one of the partitions I have 75 out of and 80gb partition left, so i have tried to set it as my scratch disk (to save the scratch disk being the same as the disk that PS is on) but when i try to start PS up it just gives me a "disk not available" warning and closes down. I've now switched back to the raptor.

    Can anyone tell me what is going wrong... Danké
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Make sure that you have given yourself permission to create a folder at the top level of that disk. Specifically, PS will need to make a folder called /Volumes/volumename/.TemporaryItems it it isn't already there.

    If that directory already exists (you'll need to check in Terminal), you will also need permission to create files within that directory.
     
  3. BakedBeans thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm in an admin account - will that not give me automatic permission?

    Thanks for the help
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Maybe, maybe not :) (an admin can ask for permission via stuff like sudo, but doesn't get permission to act all godlike by default.) What happens if you try to create that directory by hand from Terminal? (Or if it already exists, what happens if you try to create a file inside it?)
     
  5. BakedBeans thread starter macrumors 68040

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  6. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    If you do a get info on the volume that you want to use for the scratch disk there should be a checkbox to 'ignore ownership' maybe that will help?
     

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