Photoshop CS3 scratch file location

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  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2006
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras

    In windows, Photoshop used to create a scratch disk file every time you opened a new file. When you would quit PS, the file would get deleted. But sometimes PS got stuck (or windows) and you had to ctrl-alt-del and close PS. When this happened the temp scratch disk would not get erased and evetually these files would add up.

    I would like to know where photoshop stores this file by default in Leopard so that I can check if there are any fles using up space there.

  2. fauxstor macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2008
    Location of Photoshop temp files on OS X

    They live in /private/var/tmp/folders.UID/Cleanup At Startup where UID is the number that your login is associated with. To find your number, log in to Terminal and type:
    Then you can see what you have in there, for example:

    ls -l /private/var/tmp/folders.501/Cleanup\ At\ Startup/
    Should show a file with a name similar to Photoshop Temp5103692348
  3. npaisnel, Dec 16, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2013

    npaisnel macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2013
    Anyone care to update this old thread and tell me where this file is located,

    Photoshop CS6

    Scratch disk has been moved to another HDD (DATA)

    EDIT>>>>DOH...I have answered it using the Finder and looking on the correct disk

    I had scratch disk to "User Data' HDD...and was searching 'DATA' HDD

    For others future reference it is
    /PSAutoRecover/username/Adobe PhotoshopCS6xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    where the x's are a string of numbers

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