Restoring a corrupted PSD file

New Here ,
Jan 26, 2012

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My computer crashed today while photoshop CS5.1 was saving/writing to a psd file. When I started my computer back up, and tried to open the file again, It only displayed 1 layer shown as a corrupted image (As Shown Below - the Red Image). When I click on the file in the "Open" window (The Gray Image Below), the psd shows up correctly in the Preview window but doesnt show correctly when opened. I have lost all of my layers, by the way I have worked on this psd for weeks and I need some way to recover it. I have tried "corrupted psd recovery programs", they did not work. I have tried forums - I found no answer. I have tried locating the .tmp file but it is no where to be found. Does photoshop have a cache or a history? maybe for previously saved versions of psd files? Or does Windows 7, 32 Bit have a file recovery method? I have tried a windows 7 recovery method but it only recovers files from previous restore points that may be weeks old. This is very important that I do my best to fix this psd file or at least recover some layers, I have put in too much time and effort.

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New Here ,
Sep 18, 2018

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i got  a same problem today.

please any one tell me the solution for it?

or can we restore the curated psd to orignal from

it any one has solution for it then reply me please.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 18, 2018

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There are two kinds of people: Those who have experienced file corruption and take their precautions - and those who are about to.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Sep 18, 2018

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The solution is good and careful backups. Expect this sort of thing and plan for it.

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New Here ,
Oct 26, 2018

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So the solution I gather from 3 pages of this forum is to go back in time and expect to lose 3 days work at any point and therefore make intermittent copies of a 2gb file.

This forum is pointless.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 26, 2018

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All modern Photoshop versions (not sure how many years back that feature goes) autosave backup copies for you in case Photoshop crashes.  Did that not help you recover the lost file?

-Noel

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Oct 26, 2018

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It’s not pointless if it helps people work in a planned way that won’t help them lose 3 day’s work. We have no magic for the optimistic or careless. Software and computers fail, best to expect it.

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Feb 17, 2019

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Something similar just happened to me. After days of work on a piece of art for a client, when saving onto my Icloud Desktop, Photoshop froze. I had to restart the computer, but then could no longer open the old file. All that was left was a single icon that looks like an abstract piece of art that I can't open: it says "Could not complete your request because an unexpected end-of-file was encountered."  I had another version saved on Dropbox and it gave me the same error! Therefore I assume this is a Photoshop or Mac issue. So many hours of work gone down the drain. Please fix this problem!

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Feb 17, 2019

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court70107725  wrote

when saving onto my Icloud Desktop, Photoshop froze.

It always amazes me the risks people are willing to take. Saving directly to a cloud service? The surprise is that it hasn't happened before.

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Feb 18, 2019

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Icloud syncs your desktop. So there is supposed to always be a permanent file on your hard drive. Anyway, the same thing just happened when saving the file on my macbook hard drive. So it's not a cloud issue.

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Feb 18, 2019

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You might want to google "macOS desktop files disappeared". Could be related.

Quite by accident I discovered the other day that there is apparently an issue concerning saving to the desktop in macOS. That's specifically the desktop, whether set to iCloud or local, no problems saving anywhere else.

Mind you I know nothing about this, and I don't know what the root issue is, or if the files really do disappear.

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May 02, 2020

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I am having the same problem!! I need this fixed ASAP, what is wrong and how can it be fixed quickly? IMG_3128.JPG

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