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Miakee Level 1 Level 1

How do I delete temp files created by Photoshop? I can't find these files.

 

I only have one HD. It says capacity is 243.22 GB and available space is 1.58 GB. I already backed up my personal files so I expected it should have more disk space but it didn't.

 

How can something use up 243 GB space in my mac?


MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)
  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6

    The PS temp files are Auto deleted when you actually Close the program. Closing the PS window you are working in does NOT close the program.

  • Miakee Level 1 Level 1

    If closing the window i am working in does NOT close the program, what does?

     

    By the way I still get the message saying my scratch disk is full. I have already deleted my personal files, uninstalled programs and games i don't use a lot, but still it is full.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6

    When you close the PS Window does the Name Photoshop stay in the Menu bar? If it does then press Command+q keys to close the program.

    That works for any program that stays open after the last working window is closed. Or just use Command+q to close both the window you're working in and the program at once.

     

    Sorry I use PS on a PC not on my Mac. But on Mac there are very few programs that actually close down when closing the window you are working in. Apple/Mac likes to keep them open just in case you want to work in them again.

  • Miakee Level 1 Level 1

    I always use the command+quit when closing Photoshop.

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Empty the trash, then restart, then report how much free space you have.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6

    Then there shouldn't be any temp files left over from PS. That does not mean there aren't but there shouldn't be.

     

    Download Omni Disk Sweeper to look at all the Folders and Files on your system. It may point out where all that space is being used.

     

    It is best to tuern on Show All Files also. Otherwise some will be skipped over.

     

    Terminal command

     

    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

  • Miakee Level 1 Level 1

    I already did that. capacity is 243.22 GB and available space is 1.58 GB

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6

    You already did what using what program?

     

    Omni disk sweeper will give a List of all folders and the amount of disk space used in each of those folder so you can sort out what is using all your space.

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Miakee, it would probably help the helpers if you clicked "reply" on the post you are answering. Did you run Omni Disk Sweeper yet?

     

    Shootist, I suspect it was a response to "empty the trash ..."

  • Miakee Level 1 Level 1

    I did clicked "reply" under your reply, Austin Kinsella1.

     

    Shootist007, I am following your instructions now. Already opened terminal and wrote the command. So far I am opening Omni DiskSweeper now and checking all files I can delete.

     

    Hope this will help.

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    I would suggest reporting back before deleting anything, unless you really know what it is.

  • Miakee Level 1 Level 1

    "I would suggest reporting back before deleting anything, unless you really know what it is."

     

    I am going to be back in here shortly after using OmniDiskSweeper. I just have a one month old infant on my lap who needs attention, that's why.

     

    Yes, I really wouldn't know what files are to be deleted safely. OmniSweeper doesn't tell me that. But at least I know what is taking so much big space in my HD, what program I can survive without it so I can sort it out which to delete or not.

     


  • Miakee Level 1 Level 1

    I am in the Omni DiskSweeper.

     

    This "sparsebundle" is taking up big space but I have no idea what it isScreen Shot 2012-12-30 at 3.00.20 PM.png

    The big question is "Can I delete this?" Has anyone seen this before?

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Is the infant yours? Congratulations.

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