The original Photoshop 7.0 (not elements) will not save any files to disk.

Discussion in 'Photography' 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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    Savageduck Guest

    I am amazed that you could even get PS7 to run on a W7 machine. I did
    mot think you would still have OS support for PS7 beyond 32-bit Win XP.

    My own copy of PS7 (Mac) wasn't able to make the transition from Mac
    OS7 to OSX which was when I bought CS2.

    I suspect that you have squeezed your money's worth out of that copy of
    PS7 and it is time to put it out to pasture.
    Savageduck, Mar 16, 2014
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  3. Some programs don't work when split over two or more drives.
    Try this:
    Save your files to C:
    Uninstall PS from C:, then install on the SATA drive.
    Paul in Houston TX, Mar 16, 2014
  4. Mick

    Mick Guest

    The good part of Photoshop 7.0 is tool presets can be saved and
    corrections made manually to suit!

    I have Photoshop Elements 8, but adjustments seem to be only by auto
    means, I prefer to do them by eye.

    Mick, Mar 16, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    ....and that is true for all subsequent versions of Photoshop, but the
    advances in PS since 1998 are substantial and worth exploring if you
    are in anyway serious about photo editing. I would also suggest taking
    a look at Lightroom 5.
    I can't speak for PSE8, but you should have a reasonable ability to
    make adjustments. Again with PSE8 you are dealing with a program that
    is at least 7 years old, the current version being PSE12.

    Without any insight into your financial situation I would say your
    solution is to consider some sort of software update to match your
    computer update.

    You can only beat a dead horse for so long.
    Savageduck, Mar 16, 2014
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    philo  Guest

    I read that the scratchdisk needs to be on a partition under 1TB
    philo , Mar 16, 2014
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Indeed. I got PS7 for free with a Minolta film scanner over a decade ago...
    Alan Browne, Mar 16, 2014
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    philo  Guest

    If you got the full version of PS7 that must have been a good deal...
    I paid a fortune for it when it first came out.
    philo , Mar 16, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Did you install it as a 32 bit program?

    If so,here is a link to a comment hat you may need to partition your drive.

    As an alternative, use a USB3 drive under 1T.

    PeterN, Mar 16, 2014
  10. Mick

    Savageduck Guest

    I got a copy of PS LE bundled with a scanner, and that had a reasonable
    upgrade path to PS7. Then along came OSX and the logical move for me
    was to CS2. I balked on CS as I was still running Mac OS7.9 when that
    was released, and CS2 was a really big step up.
    Savageduck, Mar 17, 2014
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    philo  Guest

    I think my wife is using CS4 now
    but even the old PS7 had way more features than I needed.
    philo , Mar 17, 2014
  12. ... Photoshop 7.0 (not elements) will not save any files,
    Save them to a drive that works. What about a SD card? If still too
    large, format that with a partition smaller enough to be "seen" by
    your software.
    Then, manually move the saved file to the place you want. Inverse
    operation when you want edit the saved file. Or use the SD as your
    disk :)
    Andrea Rimicci, Mar 17, 2014
  13. Mick

    Mick Guest

    Hi all,
    The 2 TB Hard drive was partitioned into two today, and
    Adobe Photoshop 7.0 is now saving files to the hard drive ok.
    Thank you for your help.
    Mick, Mar 17, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    PeterN, Mar 17, 2014
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