PLEASE HELP!!! What does it mean by "Could not initialize Photoshop because the file is locked"? I changed the first scratch disk from "start up" to my "D drive" which had the most extra space. Since then Photoshop won't start and just giving me that message. What did I do wrong and what can I do to fix it? Thank you for your help! What did I do to my computer....would I be able to fix this on my own?... Please say "yes"...
Yes. Now, about that computer. Just kidding, hopefully I can help you get going again.
First, let's delete the Preferences file.
While holding the keys, launch Photoshop via the Programs menu
While holding the Ctrl + Alt + Shift (PC) or Command + Option + Shift (Mac OSX)
Open the application, choose Start > Programs > Adobe Photoshop CS2
An Alert box appears, "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?"
Photoshop should open.
Check the default Preference settings.
Choose Edit > Prefs > Plug-ins and Scratch Disks
The Plug-ins and Scratch Disks Preference dialog box appears.
The startup disk is reset as the Primary Scratch drive.
You might try changing the Primary disk to D drive again, past experience would indicate that this road is one we don't wwant to travel again.
You also could try leaving startup as the Primary and make the D drive your secondary.
Click below to see what Adobe recommends when choosing a Scratch drive.
Scratch drives should be fast. Really fast.
Scratch drives should be Local drives, not on a network.
Scratch drives should not be the same drive used for Virtual Memory.
Scratch drives should not be the same drive that you edit huge files on.
Last But Not Least
Defragment the Scratch disk as often as possible.