Photoshop: No disk in drive error on launch

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Latest startup bug since 2018 upgrade.
Photoshop.exe - No Disk
There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive E.

Wow. I'm on Creative Cloud, Photoshop CC 2018. I now get this error when trying to open PS. I haven't seen an error like this since at least 1999. What the heck?
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Brian Smart

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  • Disappointed with latest upgrade.

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Ariel

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I'm having the same problem. I still haven't figured it out. Any luck?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hold down ctrl + all (win) or cmd + opt on launch of Photoshop. Try setting your scratch disk to your start-up disk.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Ian Robertson

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There is a bad recommendation in there to change a registry item. There is also a good suggestion that didn't work all the time for me. I'll try the Scratch Disk idea. thanks
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Paul Wheeler

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I solved this by clearing my recent files list. Seems you open a file off a removable drive, it is then listed under recent, and then Photoshop tries to find the disk used on every launch.
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Spike Page

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Paul Wheeler's reply seems to answer my question...but it is frustrating that this is an issue. There needs to be an update to prevent this..even if it is just a "Don't show me this message again" checkbox.