Scratch disks are full?

United States
March 23, 2009 1:38am CST
Does anybody know what the error "Scratch disks are full." means? I'm trying to install and run Photoshop on my laptop and this is the message I keep getting. I would really like to use Photoshop rather than Paint.Net but until I figure this out I'm stuck. Any help is appreciated.
3 responses
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
You needed to upgrade or add memory/RAM. 1GB would be fine. And you needed to adjust Photoshop memory usage. To do this, Go to File Preferences Performance Then adjust the memory usage, make it 70% or more. I hope your problem will be solved. Happy myLotting!
• United States
16 Apr 09
I have 4 GB of RAM and the program won't even open so I can't change any settings in it.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
Ok, uhmm.. avoid opening several programs at the same time. First, open only Adobe Photoshop. Then change the settings I have said.
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• United States
17 Apr 09
It is the ONLY program I open. And it still doesn't work. It loads up and then says "Scratch disks are full." and closes.
• India
3 Apr 09
Check the disk, where you have installed your Windows has enough space for Photoshop to work (min 1.5 GB). As Photoshop require large amount of space for Scratch disk you must clean up your disk drive by uninstalling some software or something to make the enough space.
• United States
6 Apr 09
I have 148 GB free on my disk drive. So that's not the problem - any other suggestions?
@hphyre (40)
• United States
12 Apr 09
If you have 148GB of free space...that really shouldn't be happening. Perhaps try looking it up on Adobe.com's support section?
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• India
14 Jul 09
You have 148 gb hard disk free and still getting the eror! i have some question 1:-Single 148 b partition 2:-all aremaing space 148 gb 3:-How much you space left on c partition 4:-How much size you allocate in windows paging
• Philippines
11 May 09
I used to get this kind of error too. It occurs really often when I have too many programs running. What I did was freed up some disk space by deleting unneeded files then restarted the laptop. The trick did it :)