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October 27, 2005

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Susan

I am very interested in setting up a Scratch, but not very technical. I am photographer running CS2 on an iMac with 2 external Lacie. Can I create the Scratch disk on one of the Lacie? Thanks for you input. I appreciate any info.

Jamie

wow thanks this really help me out alot.

George Siddiqui

At least for PC, a possible fix was to make sure that all users had full access to the D:

http://www.graphics-chat.com/photoshop/Could_not_initialize_Photoshop_because_the_file_is_locked_207261.html

Ming

I LOVE YOU!!!!

I thought something went wrong with my new Vista and CS3 upgrade!

All fixed!!

April

Thank you! I though there was something wrong with my new computer. Now it's all fixed.

Kanat

Thank you! Everything now works.

pb

thanks!!

tami

:) WOW!!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
I really though my photoshop went dead. I started blayming the vista :s
tried to do something good, but as a result I freaked cause I though I ruined it all
hehe, now nothing's wrong anymore :)
AGAIN THANK YOU

Adrique

In Vista 64bit I had the same problem on an external drive. I had to allow all disk operations for the user for the whole drive (in disk properties). Only after this action Photoshop was able to start.

Johnkiddo

I am desperately trying to follow your instructions at the top of the page regarding the message "could not initialise photoshop because the file is locked"
I am running vista and the moment I press ctl alt del I cannot access the start up menu.
Is there another way that I can use? I am pretty certain the problem arose because of assigning scratch discs.

Mike

Ctrl-Alt-Shift. If you still have trouble, you can always try going through the whole start menu, getting to where Photoshop shows up, and just as you are about to click it, hold down those keys and then click.

It just worked for me, thanks!

Linda

OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH, but how do you defragment a scratch disk? How do you clear it?!? I've been searching and even asking for answers on Google but I've never achieved anything.

scott

Genius. Pure Genius. Thanks a lot!

Chris

Thanks, Great Tip! Thought I had to reinstall all, this saved a lot of time for me!

shem

could not initialize photoshop because the file is locked. USe the
'properties' command in the windows explorer to unlock the file.

Alex

thank you... the hard drive tip did the job

Chaun

BIG THANKS!! Should have come here first instead of adobe support. Still helping people 3 years later!

miromiro

could not initialize photoshop because the file is locked. USe the
'properties' command in the windows explorer to unlock the file

Sorry but I do not know how to do this?How I unlock the file?I do not see any,,unlock,, choice.I already spend 3 hours and i can no find how.Can anybody help for non pc profesional

miromiro

my file is not check ,,Read only,, I realy do not know how to fix Any idea

mirmiro

I can not open my image in photoshop after I edit them and try open again.I get massages I have ,, becouse is not right kind documents,, it is jpg file Can you help me with this problem?

Param Bhattacharyya

Worked like a dream! Thanks so much!!

Marcelo Mosmann

Thank you very much! You helped me a lot. Was stuck, now I´m free!

Dan

Thanks you helped me with this problem.
Dan

HOch

Thank you so much, saved lot of time..
you are great..

sandrichard

thanks alot..so much help me

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