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How do I format a usb for a scratch disk

New Here ,
Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Im trying to use a usb for a scratch disk but it doesnt show up on the scratch disk. I heard I need to format it but i have no idea how to do that. Im on windows 11. Thanks!

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/scratch-disks-preferences.html 


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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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This doesnt really answer my question. I know how to change my scratch disks, the issue is that my usb is not showing up under my scratch disks so I cant select it to change it to the current scratch disk in photoshop. It only gives me the option to select my pc storage as my scratch disk. 

 

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Did you read the entire document?

Supported drive formats for scratch disks

macOS: APFS or Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

Windows: NTFS, exFAT, FAT32

Drives not recommended for scratch disk

  • Thumb drives
  • Any USB-2 drive
  • NTFS formatted drives on macOS

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Yes, Mine is a ntfs. Im googled it a lot and many people use usbs just fine for scratch disks, in fact before I bought my usb an adobe tech support specialist told me it would work. 

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And it's not a thumbdrive?


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