Hi all. I have a new system that was recently built and I'm getting a strange error that is defying explanation. When I try to open up a project I get this error saying the Scratch Disk is write protected and that it is switching the scratch folder to my My Documents folder on the C drive.
WTH is that about?
This is an i7 3.4GHz Sandybridge based system. Two Samsung 500GB's in a RAID 0 for scratch and two Samsung 1TB's in a Mirror RAID for files. My C drive is an Intel SSD.
Anyone ever heard of this? it's just strange.
That is most likely a Windows message related to permissions
>It's a window thrown up by Premiere Pro.
I think PPro is simply forwarding a message from Windows, telling you (sort of... messages are not always clear) that you do not have write permissions for the location
Are you the only computer user, running as Administrator?
I've been having a similar problem with Photoshop CS-5 on a Win-7 (64bit) system where Photoshop won't open because "the scratch disc is write protected". I've tried just about everything. The scratch disc is a RAID-O with dial 15K SCSI drives on an Adaptec controler. Sometime rebooting worked, but mostly I'd have to rename the drive in drive manager and then let Photoshop open and use a default location for the scratch disc. I'd check all the permissions, etc. even turn on complete sharing, etc..
Ultimately, I'd go to drive manager, reformat the drive and it would be fine. Then I might get the same error a few days down the road. I believe it is a Win-7 error, running That system is Core i-7, XEON 3550, Adaptec 39320A Raid, Windows 7 64bit.
Is your scratch disk on the RAID or a single disc?
I'm getting exactly the same problem. It's a default installation on Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit. I get the same error even if I run Premiere as administrator. It would be helpful if the error message indicated where it was looking for these allegedly protected or missing scratch disks, but it doesn't.
As noted above, I was also having problem with Photoshop opening because it couldn't get access to my scratch disc which was made up of two 15K SCSI drives in a RAID-0 stripe on an Adaptec (39320, I believe) controller . Finally, a newly released driver from Adaptec for Win-7 X64 seemed to put the troubles behing me.
So my response would be check for the latest RAID driver for your RAID controller (though haven't had that problem on my video system 3770K with PCI-e X4 Intel RAID controller).