I'm trying to run a simple batch command that works fine in an old CS2 I happen to have but in CS4 every action I create and every stock one from the list returns the message "could not complete the batch command because the disk is not available". Not even actions that don't require saving to a disk work.
A previous discussion about this did not end with a solution to this proplem.
I'm trying to resize 358 images, crop them, flatten ones that have multiple layers and save them to another folder. But I have also tried things like "vignette" from the list of actions, to be applied to open files without saving them but the error message immediately comes up.
returns the message "could not complete the batch command because the disk is not available".
The message is telling you exactly what's wrong...
If you have recorded an explicit save command in the action and that actual disk is no longer mounted, that you get this result. Double-click on the action step that has recorded the save and re-save to a new destination...
Otherwise, you can override the save action in the batch dlog and choose a new destination in the batch and still use the original save function from the original action.
It would be useful to know what save step is recorded and exactly what your batch options are set to...
I just tried it again: I opened five random images then went to record an action: rotate the image. That's all. Nothing more. Then I went to automate, batch, and tried to run the action as a batch command on the open files (no saving, no disks involved) and it returned the same error message.
I tried image processor with an action that I had created (by the way, playing the action manually works fine, just not as a batch command on many files) but with two attempts using different actions I get an error "sorry, I could not process the following files:..."
could you tell me which preferences to trash? The whole "Adobe Photoshop CS4 Settings" folder?
This is covered in the FAQs.
Hold down Command+Option+Shift as you launch Photoshop.
There may be a simple answer to this. Sorry if I'm a year too late. Maybe it will help someone else.
When you tell PhotoShop to run the batch, do you have it set to "log errors to file"? If you do, and the log file is specified to be on a disk that's no longer mounted, you'll get this error. It's not the job files that aren't available, it's the error log file. Change the batch to "stop for errors" and you may run fine.
It just happened to me.
It would help if they gave us a more detailed error message.
Thanks bdmsb, it worked for me!
Agreed: it wou;d be extremely helpful if the error message was more specific. For the bacth I was trying to do, there was a source disk, a destination disk, and a disk to log the batch error file to. The error message PShop threw up was completely unhelpful.