Adobe Photoshop 7.0 (not elements) will not save any files to the Hard drive.

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Mick, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Mick

    Mick Guest

    Hi all,
    I have a new desktop computer with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
    It has a: 120GB SSD Drive for the system and program files
    and a 2TB SATA Hard Drive for the data files.

    The original Photoshop 7.0 (not elements) will not save any files,
    it reports the disk is full, when the 2TB SATA Hard Drive has 1.66 TB
    Free space.

    I think I can remember someone saying that Photoshop 7 .0 cannot see
    a large drive space?
    If I partitioned the drive into two separate drives would that be ok
    for Photoshop 7.0 to see?
    Any thoughts on size, if made into two they would each be under a TB

    Thanks for any help,

    Computer system:
    Novatech Black NTA31 - AMD FX-8 8320
    16GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory
    120GB SSD Drive
    2TB SATA Hard Drive
    Radeon R9 270 2GB Graphics
    600w PSU
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Operation system.
    Mick, Mar 16, 2014
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  2. Mick

    David Taylor Guest

    Perhaps you do not have write permission where you are trying to save
    the files? Win-7 is more fussy about security than earlier versions.
    David Taylor, Mar 16, 2014
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  3. Mick

    Mick Guest

    Hi, thanks for replying.
    a lot of people are saying Photoshop 7.0 (not elements is so outdated
    I should update that rather than partition my 2 TB Sata Hard Drive!

    But the thing I like with Photoshop 7.0, it that levels etc can be
    manually adjusted to suit my eyes, I do have Adobe Photoshop elements
    8, but cannot adjust levels etc manually, it is all auto buttons.

    and tool settings like crop sizes and different resolutions, cannot be
    saved !
    Unless this is something I have not found?

    So what programme apart from Paint Shop Pro, could I upgrade from
    Photoshop 7.0 to?

    Mick, Mar 16, 2014
  4. Mick

    Guest Guest

    partitioning only brings headaches and it's highly likely that there
    will be other problems since photoshop 7 predates windows 7 by about a

    Guest, Mar 16, 2014
  5. Mick

    J. Clarke Guest

    Known bug in Photoshop 7. It can't write to a disk with more than 1
    terabyte free space. The workaround is to create a garbage file large
    enough to take the free space below one terabyte.

    One way to do this is to from an elevated command prompt enter "fsutil
    file createnew photoshop.bug 800000000000" which will on Windows create
    an empty file named "photoshop.bug" that is 800 gigabytes, taking the
    free space on a disk with 1.66 terabytes free below the one terabyte

    If it works this is a lot quicker and easier than repartitioning, and if
    it doesn't it can be undone by simply deleting the file.
    J. Clarke, Mar 16, 2014
  6. Mick

    J. Clarke Guest

    Well, the obvious option is Photoshop CC for $10/month (offer ends March
    31 unless it gets extended again).
    J. Clarke, Mar 16, 2014
  7. Mick

    Guest Guest

    it's not a bug. 1 tb drives weren't an issue when photoshop 7 came out,
    over ten years ago
    create an empty file that does nothing but suck up space???? are you
    Guest, Mar 16, 2014
  8. Mick

    Guest Guest

    no, the obvious option is elements for $50-60, which does more than ps7
    did back then, or even a used copy of an older version for less.
    Guest, Mar 16, 2014
  9. Mick

    me Guest

    Exactly what? I've been partitioning hard drives since back when
    MS-DOS only recognized 32 MB partitions and I had a Micropolis 320MB*
    ESDI hard drive. Never have has any issues.

    * Full size/ height 15 platter shoe box sized beast. Still have it
    lurking in a closet.
    me, Mar 16, 2014
  10. Mick

    Guest Guest

    times are very different now.

    there is no benefit to partitioning except in very specific use cases
    that very few people encounter. today's systems are designed to be used
    on a single partition. don't fight it.

    invariably, you end up with one partition too small and the other too
    big and have to move stuff between the two, which is a pain in the ass.
    it's even worse if you have more than two partitions. a lot of space
    ends up being wasted and since the original poster had an ssd, space is
    at a premium anyway.

    about the only exception is a software developer who needs to have
    multiple versions of the operating system and sharing the same home
    folder to test their apps. that is not the typical use scenario, and
    even that does not require partitioning. just boot off an external hard
    drive for the occasions you need to test the app (or a separate test

    there is also the old school belief that user data and the system
    should be separate except there's no clean distinction between the two
    so you *can't* have that even if you wanted to. plus migration makes it
    incredibly easy to upgrade or restore from a backup anyway so this is
    no longer a benefit.

    unless the user has a very specific need to partition, it causes more
    problems than it solves, and using a 10+ year old software is not one
    of those reasons especially since it's almost guaranteed that there
    will be other problems with photoshop 7 on a system that wasn't even on
    the road map when ps7 was released.
    Guest, Mar 16, 2014
  11. Mick

    me Guest

    Really? There still is no benefit from keeping OS and user date on
    different partitions so it is easily possible to wipe the OS leaving
    user data intact?
    me, Mar 16, 2014
  12. Mick

    Guest Guest

    no, because the line is not clean. there's user data on the system side
    and vice versa. it's much easier to install the system and migrate from
    a backup.

    as i said, what ends up happening is you have a system partition that
    is either too big so you put some user stuff there because the space is
    otherwise wasted, or it's too small because every system update eats a
    bit more space and then you need to repartition it all.

    and just how often do you wipe the os and reinstall anyway?
    Guest, Mar 16, 2014
  13. Mick

    David Taylor Guest

    On 16/03/2014 16:32, J. Clarke wrote:
    Can't blame that bug on the OS, then. I think I would re-partition - it
    can be quite easy under later versions of Windows, especially of you
    just want a small amount. Thanks for letting me know.
    David Taylor, Mar 16, 2014
  14. Mick

    Eric Stevens Guest

    .... or to back up the user data without having to unscramble it from
    an ever-changing swamp of system data?
    Eric Stevens, Mar 16, 2014
  15. Mick

    Guest Guest

    back up everything. disk space is cheap.
    Guest, Mar 16, 2014
  16. Mick

    Eric Stevens Guest

    A whole system backup on my own desk machine is about 850Gb. I don't
    have to back that up in its entirety too many times to have a backup
    storage problem. And then, I have other machines to backup as well.
    Eric Stevens, Mar 16, 2014
  17. Mick

    Guest Guest

    big deal.
    3tb drives are currently around $100, which is enough for *three*
    backups of your computers (assuming similar space needs) with a little
    space left over.

    is your data worth $100? or actually, around $30?
    Guest, Mar 16, 2014
  18. Mick

    PeterN Guest

    You don't even know what kind of photography the OP does. Please stop
    pontificating. I think, that judging by his posting, for whatever reason
    he want to try things his way. Next thing you will be advising him to
    switch to a Mac. If you don't know hao to help him do it his way, STFU.
    PeterN, Mar 16, 2014
  19. Mick

    PeterN Guest

    I too have partitioned drives, and hav never had an issue related to the
    PeterN, Mar 16, 2014
  20. Mick

    Guest Guest

    that makes no difference.

    if a 12 year old app fit his needs, then anything available today will
    too, as it far surpasses anything ps7 did.
    he doesn't have a choice. the app he wants to use no longer works

    he might be able to hack a solution, but whatever that is will have
    other unforeseen problems.
    a mac would not solve his problems. photoshop 7 won't run on a recent
    mac either.

    take your own advice and stfu.
    Guest, Mar 16, 2014
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