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Backup and Protect Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects from Crashing

Updated on Dec 15, 2017 by Tracy King to Backup Utility

Summary:
Don’t worry about losing Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects files or project due to accidental deletion or program crash anymore. Here in this article, you’ll see how to backup Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects files and prevent these programs from crashing with simple methods. Follow to backup and protect your Adobe PSD/AI/AEP files with ease now.

How to protect Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects from crashing?

It's no longer a new problem that Adobe users may easily get their Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects files or projects lost due to accidental deletion or program crashing. 
'Adobe Photoshop has stopped working', 'Adobe Illustrator stopped working' or 'Adobe After Effects won't open' etc errors would occur to Adobe users unexpectedly. When these problems happen, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects etc programs will crash and won't work anymore. 
So how to prevent and protect Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects from crashing and save important PSD/AI/AEP etc files? Follow two steps to get your problems fixed and backup & protect Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects from crashing now.

Step 1. Auto backup Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects files and projects

In order to avoid Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects files or projects from being deleted or lost due to unexpected program crashing etc errors, it's highly recommended for you to automatically backup PSD, AI or AEP files in advance. Here you have two options to automatically backup target Adobe files:

Option 1. Turn on AutoSave feature to save Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects files

Adobe, as a responsible company, has added an Auto-Save feature in its major programs such as Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects etc to protect important files to be saved automatically on users' computer. 
You can follow below guidelines to turn on the AutoSave feature on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects to protect important files now:

Turn on AutoSave in Adobe Photoshop:

1. Launch Adobe Photoshop > Go to Edit > Preference;
2. Click File Handling > Find the box of Automatically Save Recovery Information and check the box;

Turn on Auto Save in Adobe Illustrator:

1. Run Adobe Illustrator > Click Preference;
2. Select File Handling & Clipboard;
3. Under Data Recovery, check Automatically Save Recovery Data Every: box and choose the time interval from the drop-down menu;
4. Check Turn off Data Recovery for complex documents to gain a fluent work-flow Illustrator if necessary.

Turn on Auto Save on Adobe After Effects:

1. Run Adobe After Effects > Click Preference;
2. Check Automatically Save Projects and set to save AEP files every * minutes.

Option 2. Auto backup Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects files and projects in 3 steps

If you prefer to create an extra backup of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects files and projects into another secure storage devices automatically, EaseUS Todo Backup is your best choice. You can simply apply it to automatically backup target Adobe PSD, AI file or AE projects within 3 simple steps:

Note: If you are a Mac user, choose to download the Mac version of EaseUS Todo Backup to create backups for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects files or projects.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, choose backup mode - File Backup.

Backup Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects file.

Step 2. Choose Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects files or file folder that you need to backup;
Specify the backup destination (new partition or external storage device) to store the PSD, AI files or AEP projects. 

Auto Backup Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects files.

Click Schedule to set up backup frequency so to enable the auto backup feature to automatically backup Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects files and projects.

Automatically backup and protect Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator,  After Effects from crashing.

Step 3. Click Proceed to finish the backup process.

After the first time full backup, EaseUS Todo Backup will automatically create backup images of your Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects files and projects as the scheduled frequency.

Step 2. Protect and prevent Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects from crashing

After creating backups for target PSD, AI files or AEP projects, your next move is to learn how to stop Adobe programs from 'stopped working' error.

Here below you have two must-do tips to follow so to avoid your Adobe programs from crashing or corrupting:

1. Update Windows system immediately

If Windows systems are too old, Windows won't be able to update and install relative drive drivers for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects etc programs to run properly.
So do remember to update your computer with the latest Windows system if you are using the latest version of Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects etc.

2. Update and install the latest Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects

If the Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects is not fully compatible or supported on your Windows 10 PC, please update and install the latest version of Photoshop, Illustrator or AE.

Note: Do remember to update and install the most suitable version of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects etc programs on your Windows PC.