Adobe Photoshop is a computer photography program that allows users to import and edit pictures. Many times files cannot be retrieved once a computer crashes or a program like Photoshop ceases to work. There are fail-safe methods to recover your Photoshop files.
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Things you need
- Photoshop program
- Auto-save program
- File retrieval program
Install an auto-save program on your computer. Specify where you want the files to save in. This will ensure that if something goes wrong the computer will have saved a backup file of what you've been working on.
Search your computer. Type the name of the file you lost into your "search programs and files" box. If no files come up then move on to step 3.
Install a file-recovery program. Follow the instructions for the file-recovery software and use it to recover the lost file.
Be specific in your search for the file. Search for a Photoshop-specific file. Narrow down the search by clicking on the correct drive. The file-recovery program will usually search the whole computer after it's done searching the specific drive.
Tips and warnings
- System Restore restores your whole system back to the previous date and time. If you have other things you've been working on know that these will revert back as well.
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