I am trying to edit an image in Photoshop CS2, but I get a dialogue box saying I cannot continue because the scratch disc is full. The help on the matter in CS2 is almost nonexistant. How can I resolve this?
I defragged the drive last Sunday as part of my Clean Up and Backup Routine. Defrag report says the drive does not need defragging. I have done this many times in the past and this is the first time I have had this problem (I think)
What size have you set the scratch disk in Options; also is scratch disk on same partition as Photoshop. Are you using a lot of layers & .psd format? it is sometimes worthwhile merging the layers & saving to a format other than .psd
You need to re-create the Photoshop general preferences file.
To do this on XP for CS2...
Make sure that Photoshop is closed then click on Start>My Computer> C Drive (assuming that is your Master Drive)> Documents and Settings/ [user profile]/ Application Data/ Adobe/Photoshop/ 9.0/ Adobe Photoshop CS2 Settings...
Re-name the preferences file by adding ".old", the name should in theory be "Adobe Photoshop CS2 Prefs" so re-name it to "Adobe Photoshop CS2 Prefs.old"
Now re-open Photoshop and hopefully things will be back to normal.
Scratch disks are a good thing to have if doing a lot of large files, i prefer to use a separate internal drive for scratch disks rather than a partition of the master drive.