Scratch disc full

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Mar 01, 2019 Mar 01, 2019

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I get a message that my scratch disc is full. I cant start photoshop. I have previously been able to use photoshop on this computer. Any ideas how to solve this? (I'm using a Mac).

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 01, 2019 Mar 01, 2019
Move some files off your scratch disk onto other drives or externals.  How to free up storage space on your Mac - Apple Support

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Mar 01, 2019 Mar 01, 2019

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How much room do you have on your hard drive?

You can change your settings under Preferences/Scratch Disks.

Kevin Stohlmeyer
Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Move some files off your scratch disk onto other drives or externals. 

How to free up storage space on your Mac - Apple Support

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Mar 02, 2019 Mar 02, 2019

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I have about 6 GB left, how much do i need?

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Mar 02, 2019 Mar 02, 2019

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I would clear out at least double that space. The issue is Photoshop utilizes disk space (scratch disk) when working so it will drop down temporarily while working as well.

6 GB remaining is extremely low and can also lead to Mac OS failures due to a full HD.

I run my Mac with at least 50 GB free.

Kevin Stohlmeyer
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New Here ,
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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Hey Kevin, 

I have the exact same problem with my Photoshop, it won't work because it says my scratch disk is full. Problem is, I have 54GB free space. I have a MacBook Air. 

Do you think something is wrong with my laptop or Photoshop? 

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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Still might be not enough for big files. However.... does this happen to you specifically when you try to create a NEW document? If so check your units: probably you have inches instead of pixels.

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Feb 21, 2022 Feb 21, 2022

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hi, I am getting a scratch disk full error when I try to launch photoshop. I don't know how to clear the scratch disk on my Macbook pro. Can anybody help?

 

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