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Photoshop Not Using Selected Scratch Disk

Community Beginner ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Apprecaite any help you can give and thank you in advance,

 

I am working with a big mockup file and using an action and automation to run a batch.  I keep running out of hard drive space because the scratch disk (and my normal hard drive spae) is being sucked dry.  

 

So I bought a 2 TB external hard drive and set it up as the scratch disk.  See attached.  Problem is that Photoshop isn't using the new external drive, but still using my main hard drive.  Is there a reason it isn't using the external hard drive I set up?

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Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Hi you cant setup external drive as scartch disk only main internal drive works for this...regards

Ali Sajjad

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Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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ok first they are not working lets see what happen...thanks for update

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Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Are you sure it is scratch space that is running out? Have you checked the specific files?There are other consumers of space (such as system paging file). 

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I am not sure but that's what was recommeneded to me by a photoshop expert I was working with.  I am trying to convert files using a mocku and batch automation.  I get through 30 files and its taking like 30 gigs of temp space to do it, then i get an error saying I dont have enough disk space.  Can you point me to other culprites that use that amount of space?  Thank you.  

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