Restoring Crashed PSD Files

More so often, designers forget to save their Photoshop files while working, which can be distressing in the event of crash. Although Photoshop CS6 has the feature of auto recovery – which can restore the unsaved files after the crash. In this article, you’ll learn how to use auto save feature and what are methods to recover PSD files after crash.

Use Auto Save Feature in Photoshop

One cannot stop a crash, but what one can do is to be prepared before-hand. How? By learning to save files regularly or use Photoshop auto save feature. By default, this function is turned on with time set to every ten mins. You can change the time to 5 minutes if you feel 10 minutes is too long. This feature can be found under Edit > Preferences > File Handling > Automatic save recover information every.

Ok, Photoshop file crashed. What to do now?

If Photoshop has backed up a copy, the file will be loaded automatically once you open it. If not, there is still another way to get it back.

Photoshop Auto Recover

All you have to do is to go to Photoshop Auto Recovery folder and open the files. These backed up files are saved as PSB files (similar to PSD). You can find these files here: System drive (C:)/Users/ your user name here/AppData/Roaming/Adobe Photoshop (CS6)/AutoRecover. Sometimes it is possible that AppData folder will not be seen because it is hidden. To unhide it, go to File explorer, and then View/Options. Under the View tab, enable Show hidden files.

Did not use auto save feature. Now what?

Well, you still have a chance to recover Photoshop files after crash with the help of Photoshop File Recovery Software, which recovers lost, damaged, corrupted and error prone files.

Remo Repair PSD Tool

Remo PSD repair utility is designed to fix severely corrupted or damaged .PSD, .PSB and .PDD files. The software operates on read-only mode; hence the original Photoshop files is not modified. The advanced scan technology helps in extracting the data and creating a healthy file. Color modes, layers or text used in the PSD files will be restored without any alterations. even when you are stuck with errors, the tool will come in handy to fix the issues. It successfully fixes PSD error end of the file, layeer not found, index issues adn many more.

Follow below mentioned steps to use Remo Repair PSD

  • Repairs PSD files created using CS, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, and CS6.
  • In addition to repairing PSD files it even repairs larger files like .PSB and .PDD files.
  • Fixes Photoshop files created using color modes like Bitmap, indexed color, gray-scale, CMYK color, RGB color, multichannel color, lab color, duotone, etc.
  • Fixes Photoshop files having depth of 32, 16, 8 and 1 bit per channel.

Steps to Retrieve Adobe Photoshop Files After Crash

Step 1: Download, install and run the software. Now, browse your computer to provide the location of the crashed PSD file and click on Repair.

Step 2: The software starts the repair process and creates a new Photoshop file.

Step 3: The repaired PSD files can be previewed before saving it.