"Could not apply data set because of a disk error"

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I have 436 photographs of the front and back of coins. I am trying to use variables to organise them in matched front and back pairs. Every thing is going well until I get to apply the data sets when I get the message "Could not apply the data set because of a disk error". PSErrorLog.txt is full of records such as "2019:02:04 15:27:14 : e:\ps\ps20\win64_release\20181219.r.30\photoshop\main\interfaces\utrackresouceimp.h : 134 : REQUIRE failed". What is my problem and what can I do to fix it?
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Eric Stevens

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Howdy Eric,

Well, a disk error is a hardware failure.  It means that your hard drive is having problems.  It might be a one-off, but if you see this more than once then I would strongly suggest that you backup all of your files on that disk before continuing to troubleshoot.  I once lost a couple months of baby pictures that way (though, luckily I'm a digital packrat and was able to recover some back from my camera).

Once your data is backed up, you should run a disk utility on your hard drive and then continue with the task you were doing.

Hope that helps,
David
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I had already run CHKDSK /F and found it made no difference. I have found the solution and found that the basic problem is that Photoshop won't accept relative file addresses in the data file. My dat file was giving the addresses of the files as Face-1.psd, Face-2.psd etc and this was giving Photoshop indigestion. I managed to bulldoze my way through this at the trial stage by selecting images and it was when I tried to run 'Apply' that I got the disk error message. When I edited the data file to use absolute addresses D:/Pictures/Coins/Test/Face-1.psd' etc that it suddenly ran smoothly.