Scratch Disk Full
This error may appear while launching Photoshop or doing specific tasks in Photoshop. This error indicates something like you don’t have enough disk space that Photoshop requires to use to complete specific tasks.
Clear Photoshop Cache
You can purge photoshop cache. First, Open Photoshop. Then, Go to Edit > Purge and choose All. You also can choose options according to your preference.
Free up Scratch Disk Drive
When the scratch disk drive doesn’t have enough free storage, you may get this error. So, You will need to clean that disk drive to get rid of the problem. If you are not sure which drive is acting as the scratch disk for Adobe Photoshop, you can do following things.
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At first open Photoshop. Then, Click on Edit from the menu and navigate to Preferences > Scratch Disk.
Now, You will see and be sure which one is your scratch disk. You will see a tick sign before that particular disk drive.
However, After being sure which one is the appropriate drive, remove unnecessary files, programs, etc. from there. You can use Windows Disk Cleanup to do it conveniently. After opening start menu, type “disk cleanup” to find this tool. Then use it properly.
Delete Temporary Files
Although Disk Cleanup tool deletes most temporary folders, you still may need to delete some files manually. Sometimes, Temp folder of your PC may become full of Photoshop related junk files. It is another reason behind the problem we are talking about. So, You can go to that “Temp” folder and delete manually. To go to that folder, you can use RUN command.
Press Win + R on the keyboard. It will open RUN. Then, Type the following command and click on OK.
It will open the appropriate folder. Now, Find all adobe photoshop related files and folders. Then, Delete them manually. Usually, The temporary file names associated with Photoshop start with ~PST. However, You will quickly understand which are correct files to delete. If you wish, You can remove everything from this folder. It should not have any problem. It may fix scratch disks are full in Photoshop.
Increasing RAM Usage Limit Photoshop
Increase Photoshop RAM Usage Limit
By default, Photoshop uses 60% of your RAM. If you have set to use a lower amount of RAM for Photoshop, it can create problems. However, You can increase the RAM usage limit of you have plenty of RAM. It can fix scratch disks are full error. To do it, Go to Edit > Preferences > Performance on Adobe Photoshop. Then, Increase RAM usage limit by dragging the switch or typing your preferred amount in the appropriate box. Then, Click on OK. Now, Relaunch Photoshop.
From now, It will use more RAM. As a result, It won’t need to use scratch disks more frequently. So, You may no longer face this error.
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Change Scratch Disk Location
If you want, you can change the scratch disk drive. Doing these it can fix scratch disks are full error. Anyway, To make this change, do following things.
Navigate to Edit > Preferences > Scratch Disk in Adobe Photoshop.
Now, Check the drive you prefer and uncheck which one you don’t want to use anymore.
Save the settings by clicking on OK.
It should fix your problem. Though It has a minimal possibility to work, you may try to repair common hard disk issues to get rid of scratch disks are full error in Adobe Photoshop.