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How do I change the InDesign scratch disk?

Mar 25, 2013 8:06 PM

Tags: #indesign #space #disk #scratch #ssd #hdd

I have InDesign installed on an SSD with an HDD for data. My Windows 8 page file is on my HDD. I've changed the document recovery folder in InDesign to the HDD, but whenever I try to export a complex indd to make a print PDF it fills my SSD and crashes. I do NOT want InDesign constantly writing to my SSD, but I can't seem to find an option to move the scratch disk location. Help?

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    Mar 26, 2013 2:11 AM   in reply to Ben Applegate



    There are two different discussions entwined, but one of them involves a small ssd and moving the user profile. ID uses the temp file in your user profile for scratch and as far as I know you cannot specify a new location for that the same way you can for recovery. The usual method of changing the environment variable does not work.

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