Hi all, first time posting here, thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.
This is all to do with my work PC, and photoshop CS6. The PC is not very powerful at all, was gonna post CPUiD info below, but I can't post links so i'll have to just tell you the basic specs and ask if you need additional info.
CPU: AMD A6-5400B APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 3600 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
RAM: DDR3 4Gb (Single) 798.4 MHz (1:8)
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7540D
O/S: Windows 10, 64-bit
At the start of this problem I had 1 SSD installed, a Samsung SSD 750 EVO 250GB
Background: I've been working with a rather large file in photoshop, around 1GB in size.
The hard drive C:\ was nearly full, but had around 8-9GB of free space (this morning was once around 14GB free but that disappeared somehow). When I open the file in Photoshop, try to flatten the image and save it as a .pdf the space in the hard drive would start getting chewed up, down to around 250mb, whereupon Photoshop would tell me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and the .pdf file would fail to be created.
Close photoshop, maybe restart and I would have the 8-9GB of free hard drive space available again.
Now I knew there was a spare 40GB SSD hard drive (INTEL SSDSA2CT040G3) lying about in our server room that had been taken out of someone's computer at some point. So I put that in my PC, and I changed the windows paging file to be set to this hard drive D:\, and disabling the paging file on C:\
To free up a little space, I also placed the working .psd file on this new SSD.
Still, photoshop was unable to create the file.
So I looked into photoshops files and found you can also change photoshops scratch file location, so I did that and set it to be located on D:\ also.
When I tried to save the .psd to a flattened .pdf, sucess! File created, all is well in the world.... except....
Now, when I look at my PC, all the hard drive space that was there before (the 8-9gb) is suddenly gone. C:\ showed only around 800mb available.
The Windows paging file (which shouldn't be doing anything currently) is still located on D:\, as is photoshops scratch file.
I ran disk cleanups (windows) and also checked the purge option in photoshop, to see if there was a cache to clear, but all options under ../edit/purge were greyed out so I have to assume with no file open its automatically cleared that.
After all that it still only shows around 1.2gb of hard drive space available.
I've restarted and shut down the PC, still no change in free space.
So what happened to the other 7-8gb?
Can anyone help me understand this?
I do understand I could have originally worked with a smaller file in photoshop, but its a little beside the point - I just would like to know what happened to the 8gb of hard drive space that was shown to be available before, but isn't now.