Full scratch disks - how do I empty them?

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Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

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I'm using the current version of PSE and can find no help that is relevant to PSE, just full blown Photoshop. How can I release/remove data that is filling my scratch disks and stopping my Photoshop Elements from functioning? Thanks for any help.

 

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Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

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If you are getting a message that the scratch disks are full, it means that your computer storage is insufficient for Elements to use for a scratch disk.  Go to Edit>Preferences>Scratch Disks, and you can see which disks are in use, which are available for use, and how much storage you have:

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If you don't have enough storage space on your computer, you need to get more or clean up the storage you already have.

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NOTE: 4GB of ram installed is sometimes difficult to work with, 8bg and aBove is better. 

Scratch disc data is automatically deleted when you close the program.   A scratch disk is nothing more that a part of your hard drive that is reserved for PSE to use.  It gets used when the ram you have set aside (the default is 70%) gets all used up. 

 Your scratch disk area gets used when what RAM you have set up (That 70% default value) in the performance tab in your editor preferences get "used" with temp files.   It's quite easy and somewhat typical for a scratch disk area to hit 10GB--- and it's nothing to worry about. 2022-06-06_140257.png 

Now lets say you just reach and turn your computer off with the power button.
When you look in your drive you have set up for a scratch disk you will see a adobe related temp file which should be the size depicted (In the example above it's a temp file that is 681MB in size:  just locate it, and manually delete it. 

5 bonus points if you can tell me where the pond depicted is located, and it's significance.

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