Could be wrong but the cache (history levels) is discarded when you close the image.
The AAM is not foolproof. You can download items manually if desired.
I know there could be all sorts of reasons but the Photoshop Cache Folder contents date back to 2012 - maybe I moved it in the past before graduating to Photoshop CS6 perpetual.
I'll try AAM manually - I'm worn out - over the past few weeks I've upgraded my two 1TH HDD to 1x2TB and cloning from the 1TB drive and then a 3TB drive trying out Win Backup - what a shambles!
Are you sure this is not Bridge Cache? What is location of cache file?
Hi Curt Y
Sorry, I've only just realised the difference between Photoshop Cache
and Bridge Cache. I'll look into Bridge Cache tomorrow as in the UK it
is almost time for bed
Thank you for taking an interest in my woes.
Decided to try Bridge Cache before bed - have changed the Cache location
drive to J on second HDD which will be the one I'll use to backup to. I
also purged the one on the C:\ drive - fingers crossed and living in hope.
Photoshop doesn't have a cache, or a cache folder.
I'm really not sure what you are referring to.
I decided on an experiment:
Firstly, I opened Photoshop CS6 Perpetual and then went to my 3T Drive
J: and there it was, Photoshop Tmp ..... which I think is the scratch
In Edit - Preferences - Performance; there is a dialogue box for
History, Cache and Scratch with Scratch having a choice of drives - I
(me) chose J:. On closing Photoshop ...Tmp disappeared from J:.
Secondly, Bridge CS6 opened to a folder "Churches All" which has three
files not in sub-folders - I found two folders on J:; "256" and "1024",
each containing the same three files as in "Churches All". I closed
Bridge but those two folders plus two more; "data" and "full" remained.
"data" contains a file(?) called "store", but "full", paradoxically,
Not sure what the above explains but Bridge does leave a trail of
folders/files, as shown on my I: drive back to 2012. Deleting those
folders/files manually does not seem to upset Photoshop, and now, having
a huge second drive, I suppose they are bearable but then I'm only a bit
more than a casual user. But once I start backing up to that drive the
story may be different. It would be nice if the system automatically
removed the cache after closing down photoshop/bridge.