Many Photoshop users complained that they encounter the issue “Photoshop scratch disks full”. There are a few solutions you can tìm kiếm for on Google, yet these solutions are not so comprehensive. In today’s article, MiniTool Solution will tóm tắt you with several all-round solutions to fix the “scratch disks are full” issue both on Windows & Mac.

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Typical Cases for the Photoshop Scratch Disks Full Error

If you often work in Adobe Photoshop on your computer, probably you have encountered this vexing problem “scratch disks are full”. This problem is a common problem on both Windows và Mac PC.

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Solution 1. Free up Enough Scratch Disk Space

Usually, the C drive will be automatically set as the scratch disk if you don’t phối it yourself. To free up enough disk space, you can follow the detailed steps below. Let’s start with Windows. (Here we take Photoshop CS6 on Windows 10 for example)

Step 1. Open your Adobe Photoshop to lớn get its main interface. Then navigate lớn Edit (Win) > Preferences and double-click Performance...


Solution 2. Delete Your Temp Files

A large chunk of temp files is also responsible for Photoshop scratch disks full error. Here you can follow the steps lớn delete Photoshop temp files on Windows.

Step 1. Press Win + R keys to mở cửa the Run dialog box. Type appdata và hit Enter.

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After allowing more RAM usage, you can restart your Photoshop lớn see if the error “scratch disks are full” is fixed.

If you are a Mac user, you need to lớn choose Photoshop > Preferences> Scratch Disk, và then adjust the RAM memory space by the prompts.

Solution 5. Disable Auto-Recovery Saving

To avoid an unexpected Photoshop exit such as a crash or computer reboot, this program will try to auto-recover your document. But this process also takes up some parts of your hard drive space.

So, disabling the auto-recovery saving may solve the scratch disks are full Photoshop issue. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Open your Photoshop. Then navigate khổng lồ the Edit (Win) or Photoshop (Mac) > Preferences & click on file Handling.


Solution 9. Defragment Your Hard Disk

If you don’t want khổng lồ buy a new SSD, probably hard disk defragment is another good choice for you. Sometimes the “scratch disks are full Photoshop” error also happens even if the scratch disk has enough free space.

This is because Photoshop requires unfragmented, contiguous miễn phí space on the scratch disk drive. So, you may need khổng lồ run a disk defragment if your scratch disk drive shows enough miễn phí space.

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Final Words

In today’s article, we provide several troubleshooting methods khổng lồ fix the error “Photoshop scratch disks full” both on Windows and Mac. I hope these solutions can help you fix the vexing problem.

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