5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2012 5:04 AM by davesansom49 RSS

    Why does Photoshop CS6 "Recover" large files that were properly closed in previous sessions?


      I'm always fighting memory problems with Photoshop CS6, which I work in for 5 to 8 hours every day.  I have a 27" iMac with a 3.4GHz i7 processor, 32GB of RAM,

      AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 2GB Ram and over 1.5TB of available scratch disk space.  After working thru a couple of large images I have to start monitoring RAM use via Activity Monitor and reclaiming RAM via Terminal very often in order to continue working.

      I believe something strange is happening in the background because very often, when I start a new session, PS "recovers" a "large format document"... one that was properly closed in a previous session, and one that I have not asked PS to open.  I can't help but feel like my whole memory usage issue is tied to the system somehow holding onto those "large format documents".  Am I crazy?  Is there any kind of troubleshooting anyone can suggest?