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Apr 5, 2021 10:40:24   #
flashdaddy Loc: Berlin PA
 
I recently replaced my Intel 500gb SSD C: drive with a 1tb Samsung drive. Then we took the Intel drive and used it to set up a scratch drive. The previous scratch drive was a partition of a drive used to store data.

In looking at the files on that Scratch disk I see a lot of DAT Files, such as Cache000037290.dat. There are probably
a few hundred of these files ranging in size from 200KB to over 4000KB; with most of them dated 2014 and 2015.

There are also a handful of files listed as Photoshop Temp116956828 from 2014, 2018, 2020. These range in size of 626000KB to 7635584KB. There is only one file for this year, dated today.

The drive lists 9,596 items.

Are all of these files necessary? Can the Cache######.dat files be deleted? What about the Photoshop Temp files from 2018, 2014, 2020? Will getting rid of them improve the scratch disk?

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Apr 5, 2021 10:47:28   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
I have a drive specifically set up for cache for Ps. I regularly delete all of the files on that "scratch" drive without any issue at all. The files are labeled similar to yours.
--Bob
flashdaddy wrote:
I recently replaced my Intel 500gb SSD C: drive with a 1tb Samsung drive. Then we took the Intel drive and used it to set up a scratch drive. The previous scratch drive was a partition of a drive used to store data.

In looking at the files on that Scratch disk I see a lot of DAT Files, such as Cache000037290.dat. There are probably
a few hundred of these files ranging in size from 200KB to over 4000KB; with most of them dated 2014 and 2015.

There are also a handful of files listed as Photoshop Temp116956828 from 2014, 2018, 2020. These range in size of 626000KB to 7635584KB. There is only one file for this year, dated today.

The drive lists 9,596 items.

Are all of these files necessary? Can the Cache######.dat files be deleted? What about the Photoshop Temp files from 2018, 2014, 2020? Will getting rid of them improve the scratch disk?
I recently replaced my Intel 500gb SSD C: drive wi... (show quote)

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Apr 6, 2021 07:16:00   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Dat files -

https://www.google.com/search?q=what+are+dat+files&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS925US925&oq=What+are+dat+files&aqs=chrome.0.0l3j0i22i30l7.4299j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Apr 6, 2021 10:18:56   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
flashdaddy wrote:
I recently replaced my Intel 500gb SSD C: drive with a 1tb Samsung drive. Then we took the Intel drive and used it to set up a scratch drive. The previous scratch drive was a partition of a drive used to store data.

In looking at the files on that Scratch disk I see a lot of DAT Files, such as Cache000037290.dat. There are probably
a few hundred of these files ranging in size from 200KB to over 4000KB; with most of them dated 2014 and 2015.

There are also a handful of files listed as Photoshop Temp116956828 from 2014, 2018, 2020. These range in size of 626000KB to 7635584KB. There is only one file for this year, dated today.

The drive lists 9,596 items.

Are all of these files necessary? Can the Cache######.dat files be deleted? What about the Photoshop Temp files from 2018, 2014, 2020? Will getting rid of them improve the scratch disk?
I recently replaced my Intel 500gb SSD C: drive wi... (show quote)


You might want to read a post yesterday by TRIX.
https://photographylife.com/scratch-disks-adobe-photoshop

Mark

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