Resolve Error Photoshop Could Not Be Initialized Disk Is Not Available

“I opened few important PSD files in Photoshop to edit it. As I opened the application, I was welcomed with error saying, ‘Could not initialize Photoshop because Scratch disk is not available”.’Since then neither Photoshop opens nor the PSD file in other application. So, how to fix error opening Photoshop PSD file? Please help.”

Photoshop is an image editing application that lies in every computer. This graphics editing tool basically requires more space, separate partition on hard drive to work efficiently. Hence, users dedicate a separate partition for Adobe Photoshop that is called as Scratch disk. One should avoid using C drive in which operating system is installed, avoid using network drive and avoid using the drive where edited files get saved to set as Photoshop Scratch disk on hard drive. Albeit following these instructions, one might encounter error like above mentioned while using Photoshop.

Error – “Could not initialize Photoshop because scratch disk is not available”

This error in Photoshop on Windows or Mac computer usually occurs

  • when scratch disk is fragmented
  • If the disk includes large number of Photoshop TEMP files that simply eat up space
  • When Photoshop is not installed or upgraded completely
  • Photoshop Preferences file is deleted or gets corrupt

When Photoshop display the error saying, it could not be initialized as disk is not available then most of the PSD images being opened in it can get corrupted or damaged. In such a situation, the only way to fix erroneous Photoshop file is to employ Yodot PSD Repair tool, one of the efficient image repairing software.

Photoshop file repair tool:

Yodot PSD Repair is the most recommended tool for fixing corrupted and damaged Photoshop image files on Windows and Mac platforms. Its effective repair modules can mend PSD file that has multiple layers and different color modes without damaging actual data bits. Corrupt PSD files with CMYK, Bitmap, RGB, Gray Scale and other color modes can be fixed easily using this tool. Apart from PSD file, this tool can even repair corrupt PDD image files in Adobe Photoshop. This Photoshop file repair software has caliber to fix image files created in Adobe Photoshop 5.5, 6, 7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 versions. Software provides two separate versions to fix inaccessible Photoshop files on Windows and Mac OS X computers. Windows version of the software can be employed on Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems. On the other hand, Mac users can use Mac version on OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks OS based Mac machines.

Simple steps to guide you on fixing Photoshop PSD file that show error:

  • Download Windows version of Yodot PSD Repair software on a Windows computer and install it
  • Read instructions carefully and run the software
  • In main screen, click on ‘BROWSE’ button to choose erratic Photoshop file that needs to be fixed
  • After selecting the PSD file, click on ‘Repair’ to trigger scanning process
  • Software consumes fraction of time to complete scanning process
  • When completely repaired PSD file is displayed, preview its details using Preview button
  • At last, save fixed PSD image file in desired target location on computer drive

Useful Tips:

  • Do not make mistakes while setting Scratch disk for Photoshop on computer drive
  • Recurrently remove unwanted TEMP files from Scratch disk to make it function effectively
  • It is suggested to keep backup copy of important PSD files before editing / sharing them