Just installed PS 6 - Warning: primary scratch and windows' primary paging file on the same volume

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by dave, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. dave

    dave Guest

    The full warning reads:

    You currently have Adobe Photoshop's primary scratch and windows'
    primary paging file on the same volume, which can result in
    reduced performance. It is recommended that you set Adobe Photoshop's
    scratch volume to be on a different volume, preferably on a different

    Nice of them to tell us what menu to use to correct this.
    I couldn't find any reference to this in help.
    I pulgged these exact words into search and it didn't find any reference to

    I'm a computer programmer and I'd have failed any course I ever took in
    programming if I wrote a program that was
    anything like this.

    What's up Adobe !!??

    Does anyone know how I can set the volumes for Adobe Photoshop's primary
    scratch and windows'
    primary paging file.

    Please help. Thanks !
    dave, Aug 26, 2004
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  2. dave

    Jim Guest

    Certainly. It is part of the preferences which you will find under the edit
    tab. I found the reference in the help file under Scratch disk.

    By the way, that is merely a warning. It is correct that PS will run faster
    if its scratch disk is different from the one which contains the Windows
    page file. However, its performance won't be too bad if you just ignore the

    Jim, Aug 26, 2004
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  3. dave

    dave Guest

    Thanks. I missed the Scratch disk part of preferences when I looked at it
    after I got the error msg. I just now set the first one to C:\ and the
    Second to D:\
    dave, Aug 26, 2004
  4. dave

    Voivod Guest

    Nice of you not to look.
    I found a reference when searching for 'scratch'. Look harder.
    Look harder.
    You wish you could write something as successful as Photoshop.
    It's in your preferences where Adobe expects you to look. If you're not
    seeing it, look harder.
    Voivod, Aug 26, 2004
  5. dave

    Bryce Guest

    You know.... being a "computer programer", one would think you would have
    been able to...... well, nevermind.
    Bryce, Aug 26, 2004
  6. dave

    Ed Clarke Guest

    I think I disagree...

    Photoshop is a very expensive and resource intensive program. Wouldn't
    you want it to run as well as it can? Here's what I did, you might consider
    something similar.

    1.) Bought a full sized tower case
    2.) Stuck a fan whereever one could fit
    3.) Bought a cheap BusLogic SCSI card
    4.) Bought two cheap 4 GB SCSI drives

    The tower case, power and cooling let me run as many drives as will fit
    in the machine. I'm using a Maxtor 60GB IDE drive for booting Win/2k pro,
    and have another 3GB IDE drive partitioned into three drives to hold junk
    like games and mp3s. The two SCSI drives are single partitions and one is
    dedicated to the Win2k swap drive and the other is used only for Photoshop

    They're practically giving 50 pin SCSI drives away on eBay ( I see one auction
    selling five 4.3GB drives for $1.99 ) and a controller should be less than
    twenty dollars. Go for it!
    Ed Clarke, Aug 26, 2004
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