[Unsaved & Deleted] How to Make Photoshop File Recovery

When you accidentally closed Photoshop file without saving, or when you lost Photoshop file due to program crash, you can learn how to recover unsaved Photoshop file with effective methods in this article. Besides, EaseUS file recovery software recommended here can help you recover deleted Photoshop file with ease.

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How to Recover Unsaved/Deleted Photoshop Files

How to recover an unsaved Photoshop file caused by accidentally closed Photoshop without saving or program crash? How to recover deleted Photoshop files due to wrong deletion, hard drive formatting, or other reasons? On this page, we will discuss how to recover Photoshop files from two aspects. If you're still struggling with these two questions, find solutions now.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Recover Lost PSD Files Download and open the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. When you open it, you can...Full steps
Fix 2. Restore from AutoSave Launch Adobe Photoshop CC, click "Edit " and select "Preference" to find "File Handling"...Full steps
Fix 3. Restore from Temp Folder Go to C:/Users/UserName/AppData/Local/Temp/. Open Temp folder...Full steps

Solution 1. How to Recover Deleted or Lost PSD Files

If you want to recover deleted or lost PSD files from your computer or external hard drive, you can't miss EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. This tool provides a friendly graphical user interface to guide you to recover deleted files easily with a few clicks.

  • Recover lost or deleted photos, documents, audio, music, emails, PS files, Adobe files effectively.
  • Support data recovery for 1000 types of files like .png, .jpg, .doc, .mp4, .mkv, .exe. pdf, and more.
  • Support data recovery for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

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Step 1. Select a location and start scanning

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition/drive where the deleted files were stored. Click "Search for Lost Data" to find lost files.

select a location where you deleted files

Step 2. Select the files you want to recover

When the scanning has finished, select the deleted files you want to recover. You can click on the filter to display only the file types you want. If you remember the file name, you can also search in the search box, which is the fastest way to find the target file.

Choose recoverable files

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted files

Preview the recoverable files. Then, select files you want to restore and click "Recover" to store the files at a new storage locations instead of the disk where the data was previously lost. You can choose a cloud storage, such as OneDrive, Google Drive, etc., and click "Save" to save your recovered files.

Recover deleted files

When Photoshop accidentally ends as a result of human errors or software crashes, you may lose PSD files unsaved. Photoshop CS5/CS6 and later versions automatically open the previous PSD file, and you can keep working on it. While if the cache files have been corrupted or replaced, the file might not open. In this case, you can make unsaved Photoshop recovery.

You can use the two ways below to recover unsaved Photoshop files. Do not believe that any third-party data recovery software claims to be able to recover unsaved files. All the data recovery tools on the market can only recover previously saved but later deleted files from local storage devices.

Solution 2. Restore Unsaved Photoshop Files from AutoSave

In order to perform Photoshop file recovery from the AutoRecover folder, you need to enable the AutoSave feature first. Go to check if the option is turned on in Photoshop CC5 or CS 6.

Launch Adobe Photoshop CC > click "Edit " tab > select "Preference" > find "File Handling" > check if the "Automatic save recovery information every * minute" is marked like the screenshot below.

recover unsaved Photoshop files

If you have set up the AutoSave function, you can recover the unsaved PSD or PSB file from Photoshop backup files in the AutoRecover folder after a software failure/freeze or accidental closure.

Path for Photoshop AutoRecover: C:/Users/UserName/AppData/Roaming/Adobe Photoshop (CS6 or CC)/AutoRecover

Solution 3. Restore Unsaved Photoshop File from Temp Folder

When you are working on Photoshop files, the application uses the Temp folder to save your work in progress. These files exist in the Temp folder, acting as a backup when Photoshop crashes. Follow the steps below to recover Photoshop files.

Step 1. Go to C:/Users/UserName/AppData/Local/Temp/.

Step 2. Open the Temp folder and find the PSD or PSB files.

Step 3. Rename the file extension from .tmp to .psd/.psb/.pbb to complete Photoshop file recovery.

recover unsaved photoshop files from temp folder

Here is quick access to how to recover unsaved Photoshop files on Mac if you accidentally closed the software without saving.

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    Dany is an editor of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on writing articles about data recovery on Mac devices and PCs. She is devoted to improving her writing skills and enriching her professional knowledge. Dany also enjoys reading detective novels in her spare time. …
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    Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.…
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