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how to fix scratch disk error

Feb 5, 2013 5:08 PM

if i add a external drive to my macbook air will it stop the scratch disk message from coming up each time i try to use photoshop cs6?

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    Feb 5, 2013 5:29 PM   in reply to raspaul4real7

    Moving this discussion to the Photoshop General Discussion forum.

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    Feb 5, 2013 5:37 PM   in reply to raspaul4real7

    I take it you've already chosen the air HD for scratch in Photoshop's Preferences.  If not, you can do that now.  The external drive could be used for scratch, but it could also slow things down considerably because it ( Photoshop ) will be grabbing resources from far away.  And, if it's a USB external drive, well it's not the best setup.  See is re-setting the scratch disk preference will get rid of that pesty warning dialog.

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    Feb 6, 2013 8:02 AM   in reply to raspaul4real7

    What is the error message that you get? Do you get it at launch of PS or while setting it up in preferences ? Change the scratch disk settings from PS Preferences(Edit->Preferences->Performance) and then check.

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