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MrMoneyPig
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Massive harddrive issue

Jan 25, 2013 2:36 PM

Tags: #photoshop #crash #cs6

Hi

 

I was happily using Photoshop CS6, then it kept telling me that the scratch disk was full even though I had 99GB free.  The Adobe agent told me to uninstall photoshops, which I did but since doing that I only have 16GB free.  Where has my other 83GB gone?!  Photoshop froze when editing a HUGE file and never recovered prior to being uninstalled.  Would there be a huge tmp file floating around?  How do I track it down?  I am using Windows 7.  I teid searching for 'size:gigantic' but no luck there

 

Can anyone help please?

 
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    Jan 25, 2013 3:14 PM   in reply to MrMoneyPig

    Look in:

     

    C:\Users\Your Name\AppData\Local\Temp

     

    Yes, if the file was taking up that much scratch, then you need more than 100gb free on your hard drive or use a second empty hard drive for the photoshop scratch space.

     
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    Jan 25, 2013 3:22 PM   in reply to MrMoneyPig

    Most likely whatever you were attempting to do would have required more then the 99GB that you had free.

    Sometimes people forget that resolution values can result in huge images, or that loading and combining many images can require a lot of scratch space.

     
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    Jan 25, 2013 3:41 PM   in reply to MrMoneyPig

    Uninstalling the app wouldn't take space away from the drive, it would free up more space.

     

    Check the TEMP folder that R_Kelly pointed you to.

    Recovery files or leftover scratch files from a crash are all that I can think of that Photoshop could leave behind.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jan 25, 2013 4:42 PM   in reply to MrMoneyPig

    Use the Disk Cleanup facility of Windows, if that's what you've got.  That can clean out your TEMP files if you instruct it to.

     

    -Noel

     
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