Would like to hear from somebody who has actually solved the following problem. There are plenty of unresolved threads on the net about this.
When trying to save a psb file that is 7.3GB on the disc, PSCS6 seems to hang up at the "Saving 0%" phase, while actually doing nothing for as much as 2 hours straight.
If I try to quit CS6, I get a "Save in Progress" dialogue. No "X" or "Cancel" buttons are available. There is not the customary "X" in the "Saving" bar down at lower left. So the software must be dreaming the impossible dream somewhere in the first few lines of the file saving code, before the "X" is displayed.
Everything else seems to work OK, but that "0%" never changes and the file never saves and no option to abort the operation is ever offered. Have looked around for covered-up dialogues, nothing is there. No other programs are running, except Chrome.
At this point I would be happy to just abort the save without damaging the presumably open file, and move on.
So are there are any "secret keystrokes" or any other way to safely cancel the save? "Esc" is ignored. I'm willing to lose the 2 hours of work invested in the latest edits, but would rather not trash the existing file.
Win 7, 24gb, 17.7 used, 6.4 available. Gobs of space on all the scratch discs. Totally steady system in every way.
OK, I just duplicated the image, flattened it, and saved it as a copy. That worked! But the layered version is still "Saving 0%". And I can even "Place" the saved, flattened version over the hapless, hung-up layered version. So I bet there are undocumented file size limitations lurking somewhere, wish I knew what they were.