How to Clear the Scratch Disk on Photoshop

How to Clear the Scratch Disk on Photoshop

Photoshop is a graphic design tool that is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite of graphic design apps. It enables designers to create high-quality graphics for clients, self-use, and promotional purposes. For years, Photoshop has been the go-to software for graphic design, and there is currently no app that can stand toe to. toe with the creative cloud suite, especially Photoshop.

When you install Photoshop on your system (Windows or Mac), it creates something called a ‘Scratch Disk‘. According to the definition, a scratch disk is a memory space reserved by Photoshop to store temporary files.

Many times, Photoshop fails to open because the Scratch Disk is out of space, and there have been users who have gone to drastic lengths to fix this error.

In this tutorial, we will show you how you can easily clear the scratch disk on Photoshop.

Step 1. Open the Photoshop app on your Desktop/Laptop.

 

How to Clear the Scratch Disk on Photoshop

 

Step 2. Open the Preferences, by heading to. Edit on Windows or Clicking the ‘Photoshop‘ button on a Mac.

 

How to Clear the Scratch Disk on Photoshop

 

Step 3. In the Preferences, click on the ‘Performance‘ tab.

 

How to Clear the Scratch Disk on Photoshop

 

Step 4. In the ‘Performance.’ window, click on the ‘Scratch Disks‘ tab.

 

How to Clear the Scratch Disk on Photoshop

 

Step 5. Click on the Tick box to remove the tick. This will turn off the Scratch Disk.

 

How to Clear the Scratch Disk on Photoshop

 

Now restart the Photoshop app. The Scratch Disk will be cleared.