How to Make Photoshop File Recovery

Tracy King updated on Nov 26, 2018 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


Do you need to find a reliable & safe way to recover a Photoshop file when you happen to lose an important file? EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard makes it simple for you to perform Photoshop file recovery.

Can you recover an unsaved photoshop doc in the creative cloud? Can you retrieve deleted or lost PSD files by yourself? PSD problem happens when working with various plugins or add-ins, or large files. As a result, problems begin when the user forgets to save the changes or just accidentally delete the files.

Enable the Autosave Function

You can’t prevent a software error or failure, but you can prepare for possible problems. You can save a file from time to time, but it’s better to configure the Photoshop autosave function.

In order to enable and configure this function, open Adobe Photoshop and go to this tab:

Edit/Preferences/File Handling/Automatic save recover information every

With this feature in Photoshop, you can set how often you'd like files to be saved in Photoshop and perform Photoshop file recovery whenever problems arise. 

Recover Unsaved Photoshop Files

If you set up the autosave function properly, you start Adobe Photoshop after a software failure or freeze, and it suggests you restore the latest autosaved file.

You can go directly to the Photoshop Auto recovery folder and all saved files such as PSD or PSB can be found there. How can you find these files? Go to:

System drive (C:)/Users/ your username here/AppData/Roaming/Adobe Photoshop (CS6 or CC)/AutoRecover

If the saved or backup files are hidden, you can go to View/Options in the File Explorer, and in the tab named View to turn on Show hidden files. Then you can choose desired files and save them to a safe spot and reuse them again.

Recover Deleted or Lost PSD Files

If you did not use autosave to save files when you accidentally delete your photoshop files, you need to turn to professional Photoshop file recovery software or tool for help. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard makes this simple and easy for you now to rescue lost or deleted Photoshop files. It helps users to retrieve PSD, PSB or other important files with ease and no obstacles will be met. This software is capable of fixing more complex file recovery cases such as recovering Lightroom files. And it's done in only three steps.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard helps to perform PSD file recovery.

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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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