Unintentionally set Scratch disk to Startup

Explorer ,
Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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Hi, I seem to have created a scratch disk on my startup disk.  Does it matter? Should I change it to an external HD - which is what I had intended? If so how do I delete the startup as a scratch disk?

Help and adive much appreciated please 🙂

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Explorer , Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021
@ D Fosse - Many thanks!!  That's put my mind at rest....and yep - plenty of space available on Startup disk.  

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Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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If you have enough free space, it should be on the system (startup) disk. That's the default.

 

Using an external drive as scratch disk is always a suboptimal solution. But if you're about to run out of space, you may have no choice. You need at least 50-100 GB, possibly more, depending on your file sizes and work habits.

 

Note that low disk space on the system drive is a potential concern in its own right, and regardless of Photoshop you should never let it fill up beyond 60-70%.

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@ D Fosse - Many thanks!!  That's put my mind at rest....and yep - plenty of space available on Startup disk.  

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