I have had the same problem with another old Adobe program, Photoshop Elements 2.0. I just purchased a 5 TB external drive to replace a deteriorating 3 TB external drive. When I try to save files to the new 5 TB drive, PSE says it cannot do it because the drive is full - even though it has almost 4 TB of available space. It does, however, still save files to the old 3 TB drive. Having read the solution posted above, I then partitioned the new drive into drives of about 2.5 TB each, thinking that if PSE 2.0 works with a 3 TB drive, it should work with a 2.5 TB drive. Unfortunately, I still get the same message when I try to save a file - it cannot do it because the drive is full.
Any suggestions, please?
Since your question is about Photoshop Elements, I have moved this from a thread in the Photoshop forum where you posted.
Here is the original thread for reference:
Thank you, Jane, though I am still waiting for a response.
Amazing 2.0 would even work-- I can't even get the installer to work. Seriously though- just buty the latest version- what you're using hasn't been supported for years, that alone will make it next to impossible for you to get any help with this.
Save yourself the frustration- just buy the newest version.
Thank you for the advice. It would appear that that's what I will have to do. At least I got a lot of years out of PSE 2.0. 🙂
I don't use PSE, but will say this:
The problem is that pse 2 (as is the case with photoshop 7 of the same vintage) can't see
hard drives with free space of more that 1TB.
Photoshop elements 3 and newer had that issue corrected.
I'd suggest either saving to your boot drive and then moving the files over to the
external drive or making a partition of 1TB on the external drive.
Here's an internal drive with 1.77 TB of free space and when trying to save using pse 2, it
generates the same message you got.
This is still a problem with Elements 2021. I don't understand why this "feature" has not been fixed. How much space does the program need just to open??!! The video editor has no problem opening.
The app is now useless. Probably too late to get my money back.
Your issue is for a different reason than what this thread ia about.
(the cause was too much actual free disk space)
What operating system are you using?
How much free space does your drive have?