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The SSD is not detected as the scratch disk in Photoshop on Mac

New Here ,
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2020

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Photoshop 22.1.0
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.6

 

The SSD can be detected in the [Disk Utility], yet it is not shown in the [Scratch Disk] in Photoshop on Mac.

Even following the solution at https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/no-scratch-disk-detected/m-p/10054937?page=1#M192219, 

it did not work out.

Is there a way to use the SSD as a scratch disk on Mac? 
Thank you in advance.

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2020

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The only thing that comes to mind is that Mac scratch disks must be HFS+  formatted.

 

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

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Thank you for your reply, the Mac scratch disk is APFS encrypted while the format of the SSD is ExFAT.

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Jan 01, 2021 Jan 01, 2021

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Now take any spare SSD drive, it can be a USB flash drive, format it as HFS+ and see if it is  recognized by Photoshop in the Scratch Disk list.

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Jan 01, 2021 Jan 01, 2021

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ExFAT does not play well with MacOS since Catalina.

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Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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This worked! Thank you 

For anyone in the same situation - I folllowed this: https://www.lacie.com/ca/en/support/kb/can-i-reformat-lacie-fuel-to-a-macos-extended-hfs-file-system...

 

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