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Wed, Jul 4, 2018 7:58 AM

Photoshop: Laptop froze. How do I recover damaged files?

I started processing it yesterday morning. Only when the day was almost off I finished my work. Today I stumbled upon an issue when my laptop froze, I had to reboot it. When opening file I got a message - Is not a valid Photoshop document. I used for post-processing Photoshop CC. Now I'm searching for ways for recovery photoshop file, but I haven't still found no one.


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60 Points

2 years ago

“I have tried a number of times to recover a Photoshop temp file. It just isn’t worth the effort.”

I look at these results with mixed feelings. On one hand, it seems that photoshop does indeed save a tmp file. On the other hand, its unlikely that I can recover it. So I look in the folder where I was trying to save the file and lo and behold I see a file named ~ps1F4.tmp – I’m still a little leary but what the heck it never hurts to try, right?

Back to Photoshop, File > Open, change the file’s extension from .tmp to .psd and click Open...

Wait for it...

Wait for it...

Hooray! My file is saved! It’s a Christmas miracle!

Also I tried to apply some useful resources, that I found over Adobe forums and other communities, good luck...

So that’s my story. If your Photoshop crashes during a file save, I cant promise you’ll have similar results, but what the heck, it never hurts to try before you get back to work recreating the whole mess.