Photoshop 2019: Doesn't save files - macOS 10.15 Catalina

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PS 2019 CC 20.0.6 versus MacOS Catalina
When I'm trying to save a project file in PS, it's always stopped the saving method and the file becomes unusable. So I always must to make projects from the start... When will come the fixes? Does anyone know any solution? :'(
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What is the exact error you are seeing? Are you saving the file with the wrong extension? See: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-and-macos-catalina.html#Filenamingoptionsdontworkcorr...
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Hi. Thanks your comment but the problem is not the extension. The problem is the saving method. When I start saving the file, PS crashes. And after that I have to reinstall the app but the file is crashed and I can’t use it anymore. By the way the Catalina crashes too...
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Sounds like something more serious. If Catalina is crashing, that sounds like either a damaged OS install or a failing hard disk.
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Unfortunately the PS is the main problem probably :( Because the Catalina is ok while I'm not using Adobe. Thank you Jeffrey, if you hear some information about that problem I'd be grateful if you couldI write a message.
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I'm having the same issue. When saving a PSD file it just stops at a random percentage of progress and the file becomes unusable.

I hope Adobe will fix this. I already lost a lot of time and effort because of this problem. Wish I didn't upgrade to Catalina and CC 2019.
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Very similar problem here. My tif files don't complete the saving progress, crash lightroom and photoshop, and needs a reboot to use the two programs again. File is useable once I restart but loses all layer info and flattens with adjustment layers applied. It's occasional in my case. Russian roulette-ish.

Photoshop/Lightroom: Tif files with layers not completing the saving progress, crashing on macOS 10.15 Catalina
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Having the same issue here with Photoshop -- probably 30% of the time I go to save a file, it will stall at a random percentage. No error from macOS or Adobe or crash dialog/reporting option. Only solution so far has been to force quit the app, after which I can't reopen the program until I reboot my Macbook. It kills my reboot function -- have to press the power button for a hard off/on, and then the file in question is now corrupted. Completely destroying my productivity. 
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Rebecca Pike

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Yes me too.  It is only photoshop, not the other creative cloud products I use or any other software.  And same issue that I have to force quit photoshop and then restart my computer in order to open it again.  And the file is lost.  
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Got the same problem. BUT - only when working on external drive.
When I copy the images to the internal SSD it works.
Annoying, but for me the only solution until an update.
Hope that helps you too!

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Thanks for mentioning this, I also suspected it was the external drive saving that was the issue. I was unable to recreate it saving to my internal drive.
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Eric Rosner

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I can save files but PS won't add file extentions anymore.
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Darlene Dibble

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I just upgraded to Catalina, and discovered PS won't add file extensions.
Did you get a resolution for this yet?
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Helmut Harringer

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best is to add the file extension manually until there's an update.
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Eric Rosner

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so there is an issue with this?  I thought I was going insane'
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Helmut Harringer

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yes, there are some bad issues with the new osx and adobe products...
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Update to Photoshop 20.0.7. The file extension is now hidden by default but will automatically match the format selected in the Format pop-up.

Additional details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-and-macos-catalina.html#FixedIssues
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Actually, I am also using an external SSD.  I will try saving to my internal SSD for now and hope they are working on a fix.  Thanks!
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Same problem here, adobe this is critical!!! whats the point of starting work on files and then you can't save them!
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Does it only happen when saving to external drives? If so, do you know you have permissions to save to that drive?

Is it always freeze/hang? Or do you get an error? If it hangs, a process sample may be useful to our engineers to see what process is hanging and why. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7959486
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/updated today's version/ first it looked like it's started to work, but now same problem, had no issues to export same files to ext.ssd, but saving freezed again, and have other files open but cannot save and don't want to quit ps too right now. https://www.dropbox.com/s/fiiznydk10dv8ua/Sample%20of%20Photoshop%20CC.txt?dl=0
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restarted ps, first file got saved, 2nd freezed at the moment when 3rd's file saving pop-up appeared
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I’m having the same problem saving in Photoshop even after today’s update. Went back to PS v20.0 and it worked for awhile before pausing again on a save. No error message given.

Also had Catalina stuck copying files to a Ext drive today too. Not sure if it’s related.

Worse part, when this happens, unable to restart/shut down computer without the OS also getting stuck with empty desktop. Have to hard reset every time.
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Yes that was my problem and I wrote that to Adobe and they couldn’t help me. Their answer was: Macos downgrade... Thank you adobe... very much.
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Still no fix -.-, anybody has any recommendations for new editing software?
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Definitely is unique only to saving to external drives as far as I can tell. For now I've just made a temp folder on my desktop that I save to, and just transfer the files as needed afterwards. A pain in the ass, but really only takes up an extra 30 seconds or so each time I need to do it. Hopefully fixed soon though!
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i have noticed that too, but my workflow is editing pictures from LR library (sometimes original files on ext.disk) and then start working on something in PS and press cmd+S and then realise that picture what you have worked on for hour is in ext.disk and then instant regret that didn't press "save as" to local disk. then ps saving function freezes and have to restart computer to open ps again thats pretty sad. 
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In my testing it also seems to be a result of working with files from a external drive and then saving to them.

The problem started after I upgraded to Catalina and yesterday’s OS update didn’t fix it. Also turning off background auto saving in Photoshop hasn’t helped as some have suggested. I also tried different connections from the external with no difference.
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Same problem here. Haven't been able to successfully save anything but one file. This is a major problem. We can't use photoshop to edit if we are on Catalina! Tried above and it worked for only one of 5 files!

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Same problem, saving to the external drive doesn't help:( .....I thought that "Windows" was the only "bad guy in town".
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Same problem to me. I'm using external SSD Samsung T5, and PS stops in about 50%. Then, I can not quit PS, can not eject external SSD, can not shutdown Mac. I have to use the button to force quit Mac and restart it. 
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I'm having the same problem, wasting a lot of time re-doing work. Adobe please fix this asap.
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Lukas Wietlisbach

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Same here. Thanks adobe. Not only can’t i save the file, it gets totally destroyed. Awesome!
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Mark Boulton

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having same problem - now the application won't relaunch after force quit. File is useless.
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Same problem here too. I've been wasting an entire weekend working on projects with files breaking down, not saving and disappearing. Please fix asap!