Step by Step Guide to Fix Photoshop Scratch Disk Full Error

Remo Repair PSD tool fixes Photoshop scratch disk full error in few simple steps. It doesn’t alter original PSD or PDD file while fixing it.

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“Recently while working on PSD file there was a sudden termination of Adobe Photoshop. Later I tried to open PSD file but was unable as an error message was displayed stating Photoshop file cannot open because scratch disk is full. May be file is corrupted thus cannot be accessed. Any how I need to fix Photoshop scratch disk full error. Is there any way to fix Photoshop scratch disk full error?”

Well! You will get Photoshop Scratch Disk Full error due to various reasons. The main reason is no space on scratch disk. Sometimes, it will crop up even when Photoshop file gets corrupted saved on scratch disk which is full or contains free space but not defragmented.

Steps to Be Taken When You Encounter Photoshop Scratch Disk Full Error:

Step #1: Remove Some Files

If you are getting Scratch Disk full error, then delete unwanted files from your Scratch Disk. If possible, delete temp file stored on scratch disk. Temp files appear like this-

  • ~PST####.tmp on Windows
  • Temp#### on Mac

Removing temp file doesn’t affect any of your work in Photoshop. Even after creating free space on your Scratch disk, if still problem persists, then try the second step.

Step #2: Defragment your Hard Disk

  • Go to Disk Defragmentation
  • Press Analyze button
  • If it shows hard drive needs defragmentation, click on Defragment button

The process takes time depending on your hard disk size. Once the process gets over, open Photoshop. If an error occurs even after defragmentation, then go to next step.

Step #3: Change Scratch Disk Allocation

If any of the above methods fails to give expected results, then change the scratch disk allocation. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below-

  • Press Ctrl + Alt key (if you are using Windows PC) or Cmd + Option (if you are using Mac)
  • When Scratch Disk Preferences window appears, choose another disk

After changing the allocation, go back to Photoshop and open it. If it doesn’t fix the issue, try out the Photoshop File Fixer.

Step # 4: Repairing Photoshop File Showing Scratch Disk Full Error

Fix the Photoshop file on which you are getting Scratch Disk full error using Remo Repair PSD tool. It is the perfect tool that will help in repairing Photoshop scratch disk full error. Its Outlook is very well designed so that both technical and non-technical users can use it with ease. It has the ability to repair corrupt or damaged PSD files easily. It can repair any type of issues related to PSD files. This tool does not alter original content as it works on read-only mode mechanism. This PSD file repair tool can be installed in all latest version of Windows Operating system including Windows 10. Apart from this many users have voted no.1 product that mend Photoshop scratch disk full error.

Extra-Ordinary Features of Remo Repair PSD:

  • Ability to fix corrupt or broken PSD and PDD files
  • Repairs PSD files with its color mode such as Bitmap, gray-scale, indexed color, RGB color, CMYK color, lab color etc.
  • Mends PSD file with the depth of 1,8,16 and 32 bits per channel.
  • It has an ability to recover layers from PSD files and mend Photoshop files with great ease.
  • Effortlessly fixes RLE compressed PSD files
  • Capability in fixing of large size PSD and PDD files
  • Supports repairing of PSD or PDD files created by all Adobe Photoshop versions
  • compatible with all latest versions of Adobe Photoshop versions such as Adobe PhotoshopCS, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and latest CS6.

Safety Measures to Be Taken:

  • Maintain multiple copies of important PSD file in external storage devices.
  • Use secure antivirus to protect your PC against external threats and update regularly.
  • Avoid sudden termination of Adobe Application.


How to Fix Photoshop Scratch Disk Full Error Using Remo Repair PSD?

First of all, download and install the program on your PC. Run Remo Repair PSD software in your Windows system, and just follow the simple steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Launch the PSD repair tool by double-clicking the icon. Use “Browse” option to select your corrupt or damaged PSD file. Click on “Repair” button to start the repair process. The tool scans the selected PSD file and fixes it in a very short amount of time.

Photoshop Scratch Disk Full Fix - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Through next window, you can monitor the file repairing process.

Fix Photoshop Scratch Disk Full - Repairing Progress

Figure 2: Repairing Progress

Step 3: After repair completion, the healthy PSD / PDD image file along with its layers and mask files will be displayed. Use “Preview” option to preview the repaired file.

Fixing Photoshop Scratch Disk Full - Preview Repaired PSD File

Figure 3: Preview Repaired PSD File

Step 4: At last, save your repaired PSD file to an appropriate location.

Repair Photoshop Scratch Disk Full - Save Repaired File

Figure 4: Save Repaired File