Disappearing History

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by edde, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. edde

    edde Guest

    I noticed that since I upgraded to Photoshop CS2 a couple weeks ago, that my
    History items will often disappear! This includes any snapshots, including
    the default. It's just blank!
    I have to Edit>Step Backward often for the history to reappear. Has this
    been happening to anybody else!
    I've never had a single glitch or bug in any Photoshop that I can remember
    going back to v4.
    I'm using Windows XP Pro SP2, on an Athlon64, 1GB system.
     
    edde, Jun 7, 2005
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  2. edde

    Hecate Guest

    You're obviously using more history points than you did before. What
    is the number of history states set to in preferences?

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  3. edde

    edde Guest

    Thanks for your reply Hectate.
    I have my states set to 20. However, the ENTIRE history and snapshots will
    disappear at random times.
    Sometimes they will all disappear even after only 2 or 3 changes to a photo.
    The history pallette is just blank. When I step backwards using the PS menu,
    the history states, and snapshots will magically reappear!
     
    edde, Jun 7, 2005
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  4. edde

    edjh Guest

    Trash Preferences?
     
    edjh, Jun 8, 2005
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  5. edde

    Hecate Guest


    What he said. It's worth trying, it seems like something is corrupt.
    Unless...have you set a separate scratch disk and how full is it if
    you have?

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    Hecate, Jun 8, 2005
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  6. edde

    edde Guest

    Trash preferences? What does that mean?
    I am using the same scratch disk, as I only have 1 harddrive, and I have
    150GB free.
     
    edde, Jun 9, 2005
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    broga Guest

    It could be a problem unrelated to PS
    Try running scandisk and defragging your hard drive

    You could also try increasing the amount of memory available to PS in
    edit>preferences
     
    broga, Jun 9, 2005
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  8. edde

    Hecate Guest

    Photoshop has a preferences file which stores all the tweaks you've
    made to Photoshop. It gets corrupted fairly often and you need to
    delete it. PS will then recreate it next time you launch it.
    C:\Documents and Settings\your name\Application
    Data\Adobe\Photoshop\8.0\Adobe Photoshop CS Settings

    if you're using CS and a similar source if your 'e suing & or 6. This
    is on XP.

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  9. edde

    edde Guest

    Thanks,
    I have approximately 500mb allocated to PS, and I have no system problems.
    Scandisk, etc are all perfect.
    I went back to PS CS, and no more problems. Did a fresh install of CS2
    again, and the history problem still returns intermittantly.
     
    edde, Jun 9, 2005
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  10. edde

    edde Guest

    Thanks. I think holding shift-ctrl-alt while starting the application clears
    the preferences too.
    I've tried both, also a fresh install, and the history still disappears once
    in a while.
    I just talked to a friend who recently upgraded to CS2, and she confirms the
    same problem.
     
    edde, Jun 9, 2005
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    broga Guest

    I wonder if it's something to do with your Athlon cpu

    I seem to remember that Athlon users had to install a patch for an earlier
    version of PS
     
    broga, Jun 10, 2005
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  12. edde

    Hecate Guest

    No, that was Intel users with a specific mobo.

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    Hecate, Jun 11, 2005
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  13. edde

    edde Guest

    Hehe, just goes to show having an Intel doesn't mean as much as it used to.
    In fact, software is probably being optimized more for AMD cpus now.
    However, I have had nothing but Athlon cpu's for years, and all Photoshop
    versions have been flawless until now. In fact, Photoshop has been the most
    stable software I've used in 8 years. But, it seems the gui engine has been
    completely rewritten with CS2.
    I just did a ctrl-sht-alt and started PS which will delete the ini files. So
    far, so good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
     
    edde, Jun 11, 2005
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  14. edde

    Hecate Guest

    Suggestion: Set up PS as you like it. Then copy the preference file
    and make sure you keep the back up somewhere safe. Next time you have
    a problem, go to the prefs file, delete it and replace with your back
    up. Saves a lot of time and trouble if you've changed a lot of things
    in PS.

    Glad you're sorted for now. :)

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    Hecate, Jun 11, 2005
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  15. edde

    edde Guest

    Thanks for the tip!
     
    edde, Jun 12, 2005
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