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Scratch Disk - Full

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Apr 04, 2018

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I have Photoshop CC 2018 on my Imac. I do many projects but recently I try to open Photoshop I get an error that the scratch disks are full. My backup is with the "Imac Macintosh HD" How do I correct this, if I need an external hard drive, will this fix the problem? By the way, I also don't understand what it does, would someone be able to explain it? Thanks in advance.Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 21.03.44.png

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Scratch Disk - Full

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I have Photoshop CC 2018 on my Imac. I do many projects but recently I try to open Photoshop I get an error that the scratch disks are full. My backup is with the "Imac Macintosh HD" How do I correct this, if I need an external hard drive, will this fix the problem? By the way, I also don't understand what it does, would someone be able to explain it? Thanks in advance.Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 21.03.44.png

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You only have 42GB free space left on your system drive. That's not much. You really should free up some space - not just for Photoshop, but for your entire system's present and future performance. A system drive should never be allowed to fill up beyond 60% or so.

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Thanks for the advice, i've been through my Imac storage yesterday and everything I need is on. Should I look into getting a external hard drive, Do you have any in mind if so?

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Hello! I have the same problem. But as you can see, 281 GB is also not enough. I have 10k image open, one layer, no blend modes just retouching with stamp tool. It's a bot ridiculous situation, when "only" 42GB is not enough for your photo editor. Not 42 MB, but 42 gigs! 42 000 MB!!! My original jpg is 21MB only?!

But when it comes to 281 GB, i don't know what to think anymore. Is it.. normal? Any help would be nice.

Thanks!

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I'm having this issue too - whenever I open photoshop or try and do even a little work on a file I get the dreaded 'scratch disks are full' response. Can someone please help??

Thanks,

M

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Exactly how much space do you have for the scratch disk, can you please provide as much information as possible, saying "I'm having this issue too" without giving any details is not going to help us to help you.

If you're on a MAC take a look here

Scratch Disks are Full. How to Clear Your Scratch Disk in 3 Steps

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Hello, I'd like to know which dot version of Photoshop you are running?

Try to update to 19.1.4 to see if it fixes the issue.

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Its a turd of an issue that persists and will dog you for ever. Try a difrent program.

 

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Photoshop is a professional application. It is the user's responsibility to make sure it has enough resources to run. Disk space is critical. That's nothing special for Photoshop, but would apply to any high-end pixel-based image editor.

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