The Photoshop scratch should totally clear itself when you close your Photoshop files. If it's not doing it, then you have some corrupted, invisible files.
If it's in a fact a dedicated scratch drive, then it's perfectly safe and wise to simply erase and reformat the drive. But be aware that you would lose any data you may have on that drive if it's only a volume on a partitioned hard drive.
You could also try to pick a different hardrive. It might be better if you choose another drive as C:
i have a separate volume for just the scratch disk...i have nothing else on it..
and yes, several times recently it crashed down..
I did find some files on this volume and i deleted them all...it shows nothing when i click on it...but yet it shows it does have almost half the memory in use...
Your last post adds more confusion.
i have a separate volume for just the scratch disk...i have nothing else on it…
Is that "volume" a whole, physically separate hard disk, or just a volume in a partitioned drive? If the former, then go ahead and re-format that drive, not just "erase the files" on it, but actually do a complete reformatting of the drive. This will solve your issue.
"Deleting the files" is by no means the same as reformatting.
If the volume is one of two or more partitions on the same physical drive, then don't reformat it because you'd lose everything else you have on any and all other volumes of such a partitioned drive.
…i have nothing else on it.. …it shows nothing when i click on it...but yet it shows it does have almost half the memory in use...
Yet more confusion. What do you mean by "half the memory in use"? RAM? Hard drive space is not "memory"—at least not in today's terminology.
If you're on a Mac, I can tell you exactly how to reformat a drive with Apple's Disk Utility.
If you're on Windows and don't know how to reformat a drive, then you'd need expert assistance from one of the several Windows pros here.
You mean to say, that apple still uses the disk utility? That is so apple IIe. LOL. After all these years you would think the formating would be embedded into the operating system by now. I guess I am still a windows fan. LOL.
Yes, you are a Windows fan, Silkrooster.
Aple's Disk Utility, called Disk First Aid in the early days, has always had to be launched separately as a utility but it is and remains considered an integral part of the Mac OS.
What is embedded in Mac OSX, though, is file archiving (compressing) and unarchiving (decompressing). So is CD and DVD burning.
How's Windows doing in those regards? Still requiring a separate utility for any of that?
There's nothing wrong with that.
If posters would at least indicate their platform when they post…
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You just do not have much room or RAM if using a modern PS program. A scratch disk should be min. 40 gigs but normally 100 gigs.
What version of photoshop?
If anything over CS4 you really need a 64 bit program.
Forgive me for being this blunt, but I need to stress the point CurtY just made: your computer sucks. I wouldn't even consider running Photoshop on that machine.
okay...recommend any changes please
it is a 64bit..
n its cs5
perhaps i suck at performace handling and stuff ?
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Well, I'd say get a computer with 8 GB of RAM, a boot drive (C: drive) with at least 150 GB of free drive space above whatever you need for the OS, applications and document files, and a physically separate, dedicated scratch drive also with at least 150 GB of free space.
meanwhile is there something I can do about this one?
i need some time to upgrade my config..
You can try reformatting the drive as I outlined, but you'll run into problems again sooner or later.