Photoshop File Corrupted: How to Repair PSD File

If you accidentally deleted/formatted PSD files or PSD files corrupted by no reason, you can use the professional PSD file recovery software to recover corrupted PSD files with a few clicks. Besides, you can also possibly restore corrupted PSD file from previous versions or temporary files.

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Did you lose important PSD files on your computer for no reason? Did the PSD file suddenly corrupt, and you couldn't open the PSD file? Is it possible to restore and recover corrupted PSD file on your PC?

Repair corrupted PSD files.

When you are having trouble opening a corrupted PSD file, aren't able to restore corrupted PSD file, or want to get the lost PSD file back, relax! We are here to help! This article provides you with the most effective PSD file recovery software – EaseUS file/hard drive recovery tool. And it will guide you to restore and repair the corrupted PSD files without complex operations. If your lost or corrupted PSD files are less than 2GB, you can directly apply the free data recovery version for PSD file recovery.

How to Restore and Repair Corrupted PSD File

There are three solutions in all can help you repair and restore corrupted Photoshop file, see detailed tutorials below. 

Part 1. Recover and Restore Deleted or Lost PSD Files

By using the powerful EaseUS PSD file recovery software, you can restore lost, deleted, formatted, or even corrupted PSD files in a jiffy with a few simple clicks on all Windows systems (Windows 10/8/7, etc.). This file recovery software will greatly help you to restore all of your lost Adobe Photoshop CC 2019/2018/2017/2016 etc. files or any other images, videos, audios, and documents without effort. 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS file recovery software on your computer. Choose the exact location where you lost the files and click the Scan button.

Step 2. The software will immediately start scanning the drive and very soon the deleted files will show up. When the process is over, you can filter the document files.

Step 3. Select files (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and click the Recover button. You can browse for a different location to save the recovered files.

After this, you can try to open and use the recovered PSD files in Adobe Photoshop again. If you don't want to use third-party PSD file recovery software, you can move to the next two methods in Part 2. Also, don't miss out: how to recover unsaved Photoshop file

Part 2. Repair Corrupted PSD Files/Fix Corrupted PSD Files  

Launch Adobe Photoshop to check whether the PSD file is corrupted. If Adobe Photoshop cannot read the damaged or corrupted PSD file, apply one of the two methods below to fix the matter.

Method 1. Repair Corrupted PSD from the Previous Version

  • Right-click the corrupted or damaged PSD file and select the option: "Restore previous versions".
  • Find an earlier version of the damaged or corrupted PSD file, then select "Restore".
  • Click "Restore" to confirm the order.
  • Run Photoshop and open the restored PSD file again. Click "OK" when a message pops up to warn that some text layers contain fonts are missing...
  • Check all layers and remark the lost part with layers and save them as a new PSD file.

Method 2. Restore Corrupted PSD from .temp File

If the Photoshop files have become corrupted due to the abrupt crash of Adobe Photoshop or Windows system, you should try to recover the corrupted PSD files by using the temp files.

  • Go to Photoshop and click on "File".
  • Click "Open" and change the file extension from .psd to.temp.
  • Click "Open" and then you'll be able to see your unsaved PSD files.
  • Save to restore the corrupted PSD files from the .temp file into .psd on your PC then. 

In most cases, the above three different manual solutions are effective in recovering corrupted Photoshop files. If the manual tricks don't work, you need to use a professional Photoshop Repair tool to repair the corrupted PSD file.

Repair PSD File Conclusion

In most cases, the above solutions are effective to recover corrupted Photoshop file. With EaseUS data recovery software, you can easily restore lost corrupted PSD file.

To repair PSD file, you can fix corrupt PSD file from previous versions or from temporary files. If you have more problems, check the following frequently asked questions about Photoshop file corrupted repair.

Photoshop File Corrupted FAQs

If you have problems on how to open Photoshop prokect and how to fix corrupt PSD file, here are the troubleshooting tip.

Why I cant open my PSD file?

If Your PSD file is severely damaged or corrupt, then you cannot access or open the PSD file. PSD files can be corrupted for many reasons, such as damaged Adobe Photoshop application, virus attack, abrupt power outage, etc..

Any corruption or damage in the PSD file prevents you from opening PSD file. You need to use PSD file repair software or PSD repair solutions to fix corrupt PSD at first, then, you can open a PSD file.

How do I fix a corrupted PSD file?

How do I repair a corrupted PSD file? There are two possible ways to help you fix damaged Photoshop file:

  • Repair corrupted file from previous versions
  • Restore corrupt PSD PSD from .temp File

If neither works, use a professional PSD repair tool to restore Adobe Photoshop PSD.

How do I fix a corrupted PSD file online?

You can use a reliable online Adobe Photoshop repair tool to fix corrupted PSD file without downloading any desktop program. PSD Repair Kit Online helps to repair damaged PSD file data in the worst cases of data corruption.

Step 1. Open your web browser and go to

Step 2. Upload your corrupt PSD file. The file will be automatically deleted from the server in 10 days.

Step 3. Enter your email and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the repair. Then, pay and download the repaired file.

What program opens a PSD file?

How to open a PSD file? The best program to open and edit PSD files are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements, as well as CorelDRAW and Corel's PaintShop Pro tool. There are different versions of Photoshop available for users to download. Other Adobe programs can use PSD files, too, like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects. 

Can I open a PSD file without Photoshop?

You can use some open source alternative to Photoshop to open a PSD file. Or you can use other commercial PSD editing software to open and edit PSD file without Photoshop.

For an open source tool, GIMP is a good choice. It can open PSD files and even preserves layer information. If provides some modification features to edit PSD files. If you are interested, you can download and try.

How do I recover a PSD file?

If your PSD files are accidentally deleted, lost, or formatted, you can turn to EaseUS data recovery software to recover files in three steps.

Step 1. Download and open EaseUS file recovery tool.

Step 2. Choose the drive where you want to recover a PSD file and scan the lost PSD files.

Step 3. Preview and restore the recovered PSD files.  

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