Scratch disk : start up!??

March 27, 2009 at 09:50:28
Specs: Windows XP
I got the message "Scratch disk full" on opening my Photoshop 7.0. I have read all the advice I could find on the internet, but I can't find any *.tmp files in connection with photoshop, and my assigned drive is "start up"! What should I do? If I try to switch it to C: drive (unfortunately I have just one partition), nothing happens and the Photoshop closes. Should I try to uninstall-reinstall it? I'm doing the Disk Fragmentation right now, hoping I can at least access it...
Help!

Ana


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March 27, 2009 at 11:29:14

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#2
March 28, 2009 at 14:42:34
Thank you :)

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#3
March 28, 2009 at 15:01:20
I take it your problem was solved?

MIKE


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#4
March 28, 2009 at 17:07:31
I solved it by defragmenting disk, accessing the Photoshop and changing the destination of the scrap disk in Options. I hope this will solve it once and for all :) Though I still can't find any *.tmp files to erase. Maybe there aren't any to find??
Everything I've read also helped me figure out why my computer was sooooo slow the last half a year :D

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#5
March 28, 2009 at 17:16:46
I'm pretty sure you have *.tmp files all over the place. :-)

When you do a Search for *.tmp make sure to tick the Advanced Options
then tick
Search system folders,
Search hidden files and folders, and
Search Subfolders
You'll come up with a few. :-)

MIKE


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#6
March 29, 2009 at 09:46:32
Oh yes, right... forgot all about that... I'm sorry, me 'tupid :-)
But it cannot find any Photoshop *.tmp files. By the way, since I have an opportunity to ask an expert: there are sooo many, they must require a certain amount of space... Which ones are safe to delete? Any at all?

Thanks!


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#7
March 29, 2009 at 10:53:42
You didn't say how much RAM you have. The link given by Mike in Post 2 stated ..your system does not have enough RAM to perform an operation.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#8
March 29, 2009 at 11:34:40
Most are ok to delete. The .tmp stand for temporary.

I use a cleaning program to get rid of all the "Flotsam and Jetsam" that accumulate, it called Easycleaner from ToniArts

http://personal.inet.fi/business/to...

Pretty simple program that does a lot.

Also, as XpUser asked, how much RAM are you running with?

MIKE


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