scratch disk settings disappear on reboot

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mike_teegarden
Feb 4, 2004
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I have a partition on my XP machine for a scratch disk. Photoshop is set to use this scratch disk, but when I reboot the machine, Photoshop reverts back to using the main drive partition. It also reverts to default color preferences. How can I get those settings to stay put?

-Mike

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LenHewitt
Feb 4, 2004
Mike,

That indicates that your preference file isn’t being written to/saved.

Try deleting your prefs file (Details in the FAQ at the top of this Forum’s Topic List).

Also make sure that you do have permissions to write to that location and you haven’t set the file to Read only.
RK
Rob_Keijzer
Feb 4, 2004
And: when PS terminates abnormally, it doesn’t clean up this scratch file. Started again, PS creates a new one with a different name.
A dozen of this situations and the scratch volume might be full. Search for *.tmp files and delete the huge ones.

And indeed, check the R/O attributes of this file and the prefs file. Rob
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mike_teegarden
Feb 4, 2004
I am logged in as the administrator, and the file is not set for read-only.
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dave_milbut
Feb 4, 2004
as len stated, reset your prefrences per the faq.
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Chris_Cox
Feb 5, 2004
Photoshop does delete any leftover scratch files the next time you launch Photoshop….
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Fred_Nirque
Feb 5, 2004
Ahhhh!

The perennial question, Chris:

" Photoshop does delete any leftover scratch files the next time you launch Photoshop"

Why not? Seems to be a much queried hassle.

Fred.
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Rob_Keijzer
Feb 5, 2004
Photoshop does delete any leftover scratch files the next time you launch Photoshop….

Not with me. When I "task Manage" PS three times, I’ve got three scratch-files left over. Not at all a problem since knowing, but might cause long-term-cause-forgotten issues. Rob
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Chris_Cox
Feb 5, 2004
Fred – re-read my statement.

Rob – I think Photoshop 6 had a problem with that, but PS 7 and CS seem to be deleting the files without a problem (at least on my XP systems).
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Fred_Nirque
Feb 5, 2004
Chris,

Oops, sorry.

Fred.

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