One of the great things about Adobe Photoshop is the fact that it’s versatile, and you can use it for many professional purposes.
However, the downside is that the program does have its fair share of problems, and some of them are quite serious.
One issue that some Photoshop users have been encountering is related to changing the scratch disk.
As you may already know, the scratch disk is a virtual disk in Photoshop that the program uses to store temporary files.
Since Photoshop creates a lot of temporary files, it’s very important that you set an appropriate scratch disk for this program.
- Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular image-editing software in the world.
- You can change the scratch disk settings in Photoshop, but there’s a simple way to do it.
- The scratch disk is an important aspect of Photoshop, so it’s crucial that it’s configured correctly.
Check the scratch disk for errors
- Open Photoshop, and navigate to Edit > Preferences > Scratch Disk.
- Make sure the scratch disk folder path is correctly configured.
Create the scratch disk
- Right-click on the Photoshop shortcut icon.
- Select Properties.
- Go to the Compatibility tab.
- Tick the Run this program in compatibility mode.
- Select Windows XP (Service Pack 2).
- Click OK.
- Press the Start button.
- Type diskmgmt.msc in the search bar.
- Right-click on the Disk Management icon and Run as administrator.
- Under Disk Management, right-click on the C Drive and select Properties.
- Go to the Policies tab.
- In the Drive options and Snap shots section, click on Configure.
- Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
- Close the window.
- Right-click on the C Drive again and select Properties.
- Go to the General tab.
- Change the Size value to 50 GB.
- Click OK.
Reset Photoshop preferences
- Open Photoshop.
- Click the Edit menu.
- Select the Preferences option.
- Select the General tab.
- Click the Reset Preferences button.
- Open the Scratch Disk Utility
Click on Start.
- Type Command prompt.
- Right-click on Command prompt and select Run as Administrator.
- Once that’s done, type “sfc/scannow” and hit Enter.
Try File > Scripts > Scratch Disk
- To open the Scratch Disk option, press â€ ̃Ctrl + Alt + /’ on your keyboard
- Go to Preferences
- Change the file path to an alternate drive or folder
- Re-open Photoshop