I had a bit of trouble this morning opening a PSD file I’d worked on for hours yesterday. It didn’t recognize the file type even though it was saved as a Photoshop Document (PSD) file on Photoshop. Thought I was going to have to completely re-do several hours of work. But, on a hunch, I searched the web for a way to recover the file. There were suggestions on how to do it by going directly into the code and manually fixing something. I’m not really comfortable working at that level. But, luckily, I did find an App called PSD Repair. Now, it’s not free, but it’s not too pricey either. And they offer a trial which recovers your image (proof it works) with a watermark (to force you to pay for it). Fair enough. It did recover my file, which is worth $27 to me. So, I paid it.
Now my file is recovered.
I do need to go in and redo the spacing on my font and make sure that all my layer effects came through correctly. However, that should be much faster than starting from scratch, so I’m satisfied. They also have an option to recover one file at a time online at $10 a pop. That would also work, but I figured I’d spring for the download just in case it happens again.
So, anyway. I would like to recommend PSD Repair for anyone who needs their PSD files repaired. Seems to work, it’s not too pricey, and you can check if it works for your file before you buy.
Here’s the link: https://www.psd.repair/#/