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A 1 GB case is a healthy thing and if you use macOS and often work in various video and photo editors, always is a possibility to stuck with an error message telling scratch disks full on Mac. This dilemma is popular among macOS users, and below there are various ways to resolve it.
What is a scratch disk?
In case the program is undermined to finish an action using only the RAM of PC, it starts to use the memory that is on your hard drive.
The hard drive actually can also be called a scratch disk. In case you got no enough space on the Winchester drive of your computer you will see the window notifying about an error and the process launched stops going accurately.
1. Clean the cache
How can an error be solved? There are quite a lot of solutions. The primary thing, which helps, is to clean the Photoshop cache. Consistently the program does not remove peeving caches automatically, and you should do it on your own. Click the edit menu button, then find the “Purge”.
If the options are not active, it means that Photoshop has already deleted the cache and you should read the next paragraphs. Also, it is possible to use an app CleanMyMac, which cleans up the whole Mac system and reminds you to clean the hideout regularly. It thoroughly uninstalls the program, without leaving any catalogs. The mentioned tool is sanitary for the computer.
2. Delete temp files
Annual your temp files. If you do not clean computer memory with special programs, it becomes a headache. Check, how much capacity is left on the disk where the app is (usually it is drive C). If there are less than 2 GB – it is high time you tidied the disk. Frequently it is enough to work out the temporary system files only. Besides, the settings are possible to adjust for stocking the temporary Photoshop files:
Edit ->; Preferences ->; General (Ctrl + K) ->; Performance:
Let Photoshop Use – here you can set the quantity of RAM which the program can use. The higher the value, the faster it works. But be careful as the rest of software suffers from it.
3.Clean “Downloads” and “Basket”
I would also recommend you to clean “Downloads” which usually collects quite a big amount of information, which “eats” free content of your computer. If I were you, I would sort the files by size and then black out those which are too large. Remember about “Basket” – sometimes, it manages to free gigabytes on your laptop. Both of these things are simple and do not require any special actions but may facilitate the process of working on the computer.
4. Update the system
If you are a conservative user of gadgets and have never installed any update – it is time to do it. At times, old apps can dwindle the whole process and result in different fault of Mac. Therefore, ensure that you use the newest version of Photoshop and other vital apps. An update can help optimize the space which is used.
Last but not least, an external drive is always a good solution. You can find different models, varying in prices and capacity. Buying one, you can enlarge the memory of Personal Computer up to 8 TB and 4 TB on the laptop.
It is quite useful to have an additional hard disk because those gigabytes of photos and videos, which hinder from working, can be kept on it. Another variant is extra RAM. But, firstly, you should comprehend that if the RAM of the computer can be enlarged.
Click the icon of Apple, then “About this Mac”, “More” and in the new screen “Memory”. There you will find out if the RAM can be changed.
Before bringing the MacBook to the service, try these methods. They will help you to solve this problem.