Adobe Photoshop throws an error “Scratch Disks Are Full”

When starting Adobe Photoshop. There is a possibility, that one day you will receive the error “Scratch Disks are full.”

What does this error mean? It means that there is a short amount of storage left. On the drive assigned, Adobe cannot place its temp files, on the drive to function properly.

What can you do, to fix the issue? If you have a secondary, drive on your computer. Go into the Adobe Photoshop scratch disk, settings and switch the scratch disk over. If you do not have a secondary, hard disk on your computer. You are going to have, to go on your computer’s primary drive and remove some files. To free up some space.

If you are running Windows, you can locate some simple folders that might be hogging up space. Place navigate to the following, folders to check and see if you can remove some temp files from Windows.

  • C:\Windows\Temp
  • C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
  • C:\Users\$Profile\AppData\Local\Temp
  • C:\Temp

You can always run, Windows disk cleaner, and it will locate other temp files. That can be removed.

If you can, you can always uninstall. Any software that you, no longer need on the PC.

If you can afford it, at the time. You can always upgrade your hard disk. This typically costs between $250-300 for the parts and labor to replace the disk for one that has more space.