How to Restore and Repair Corrupted PSD Files

Tracy King updated on Jul 22, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

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.

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 repair corrupted PSD files 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 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 Files

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. Connect your device to PC.

If you lost files on an external storage device, connect the storage device to your computer firstly.

Step 2. Run this software and scan the lost file.

Run EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC, specify the location where you lost files and click "Scan" to scan those lost files.

Run data recovery software.

Step 3. Preview and restore file.

After the scanning, you can find and double-click to preview your lost files here:

  • Delete Files: All your deleted files are listed here.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads all lost files here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if your hard drive is formatted or partition gets deleted.
  • Extra Files: All files that lost names or paths on your drive can be found here.
Scan and find lost files.

Step 4. Choose and restore files.

Finally, select the found files, click "Recover" and navigate to save them to a secure location on your PC or another external storage device.

Restore lost 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 to recover 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.

 
 

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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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