Photoshop CS6 on Windows XP with "User" rights

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Photoshop CS6 will not run on Windows XP with "User" rights unless permissions are changed on the C: drive. The scratch disk defaults to C: (where non-admins do not have Write permissions) and an error message "Could not open a scratch file because the file is locked, you do not have the necessary access permissions..." appears. There is no way for a User to select another scratch disk location and Photoshop closes. There should a) be a way of configuring the location of a scratch folder (not just a disk) at install time - via an MSI property perhaps and b) be a way for a User to select another scratch file location if they do not have access to the default location.
One workaround (which may not be approved by some IT departments) is to grant the "Users" group Write permissions to the root of C: drive (and not subfolders). This can be achieved with this command: xcacls C:\ /E /G BUILTIN\Users:C /Y
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Ian Broadbent

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