I just got a new computer with an SSD boot drive where programs are installed. I move the Windows (Windows 7) temp directory to the secondary drive to prevent a lot of writing to the SSD drive. This has caused problems with Photoshop CS6.
The first problem was opening the program. I would get an "unable to open the cache file" then "unable to initialize the cache file". This was solved by changing the properties to "Run as administrator". It works but dang I get that silly user control dialogue box each time. So the question here is; is there another way to deal with this?
Second problem. I notice that I can no longer drag an image from Win explorer to the photoshop work area. I have to actually go OPEN the file from the file menu. I can't even right click the file and choose open. Major hassle.
Thank you for any and all assistance with this. I hope I don't have to move the temp directory back. Maybe there is an environmental variable I can add in Windows?
Thanks a bunch.
Sounds like you didn't update all the registry entries that point to the system temp directory, and Photoshop was still trying to access the old location.
You were right. I did the changes through the environmental variables in the computer properties. I just changed all of the temp and tmp entries in the registry and voilá it works perfectly. I didn't think of the reg changes. You are tops!
Whew. For a moment there I thought I'd have to walk you through all the variables and reg entries...
Glad you got it straightened out.