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Old 09-10-2012, 05:07 PM
Calcanuck Calcanuck is offline
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Red face Scratch Disk Full Error Preventing Re-installation

The Photoshop 7 scratch disk defaults to Drive C (System Drive) during a fresh installation, regardless of where you install Photoshop itself. The scratch disk free space MUST be LESS than 1 TB for it to work. If you don't want to fill up Drive C with junk to get the free space under 1 TB, then you need to change the scratch disk drive when starting up Photoshop. To do this, press Ctrl and Alt together as soon as you can after clicking the Photoshop icon to start up. This will interrupt the startup process and present a menu, where you can change your scratch disk to another drive.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:21 PM
doulatracy doulatracy is offline
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Thumbs up Thank you!!!

The other responses to "Could not initialize photoshop because the scratch disks are full" were wrong -- I tried the ctrl alt trick and it worked beautifully A much better solution than buying more software!!!
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:48 AM
Jasminea Jasminea is offline
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Its always better to use a separate disk or a partition as a scatch disk.
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