Photoshop 7 “Scratch Disk” message is MAKING ME CRAZY!

I have Photoshop 7 (it’s not the newest version, I know but it works just fine for me) and a Dell Studio desktop. When I try to install Photoshop 7 to my pc, I get a message that says:
Could not initialize Photoshop because the scratch disks are full.

And when you click OK, the program closes. If it stayed open, I would go into Preferences and make changes to the Primary Scratch Volume but that’s not happening. Ugh. Criminy!

So, the next course of action is to take that message to Google Search and enter it to see if others have the same issues.

There were dozens of others with the same pain and heartache on not being able to install Photoshop.

I’ve tried to uninstall and reinstall and perhaps go to Preferences and edit the primary scratch volume. However, as soon as I get the message that says my scratch disks are full … I have to click OK to get the picture off my screen. Then Photoshop closes down!

2 hours later … no Photoshop.

What’s one to do? If you know, please leave a message for me and for all the others who are trying to fix this instead of doing WORK. Ok, I am working but am not succeeding.

There’s a free program to edit photos called GIMP that I’ve used in the past and will use again because Adobe Photoshop is ignoring my plea for help. My pc is new I have a terabye of memory, RAM up the yingyang but my scratch disk is full. NOT!

There are tons of bloggers asking the same question about the scratch disks error – where is our assistance?

Ok, no assistance. Let’s talk about GIMP.

GIMP IS very similar to Photoshop. I downloaded it and edited a photo. I resized it, added text, changed the name and filed it.    It’s fine, it’s free and most of all – it works! Drats to Adobe for leaving us all hanging here.

Yippee to GIMP!

GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program

The GNU Image Manipulation Program, for X Windows systems. Official site, including download area, documentation, FAQs, and a plugin registry.

http://photoshop911.typepad.com/help/2004/04/photoshop_and_d.html

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Photoshop-Scratch-disk-full–what-this-error-message-means-5865