Repair .PSD file in Few Simple Steps

Adobe Photoshop does not need an introduction because it is used by millions of people across the globe and available in the 25 different regional languages including English. This great tool is available in the market from last 25 years and growing day by day.You can read more about of this tool on Wikipedia. It has a very big market of the customer from the different fields but, sometimes you can face the corruption problems in your .PSD files. The sad news is, Adobe does not provide any tool to repair corrupt .PSD files but luckily few data recovery companies (like Stellar data recovery) provide tools to repair these corrupt files. To know about these tools, stay with this blog.

PSD recovery tools are very powerful and able to repair the layers of .PSD files. This kind of software can repair the various file formats and it can be found as free and paid. I have tested many tools before writing this article. I found these tools are good and appropriate for .PSD repair. Take a look on these tools:

When I clicked on OK button then saw the error “file is not compatible with this version of Photoshop” then I click on the cancel button.

I downloaded this tool to test its working process because I was looking for one of the best .PSD repair tool. After completion of the downloading process, I run it on my machine and saw its GUI.

As you can see in the above image, you have two options to choose the corrupt file. I know the path of my corrupt file so I have chosen the Select File option and click on the Scan button. This tool was showing the preview of my corrupt .PSD file and all information like length, width, bits, horizontal pixels, vertical pixels in the log report. 

User can save the log file by clicking on the red bordered button on the top. You can save this report and it looks like this:

As it was a demo version of the tool so I was unable to save my repaired file. To download its full version I registered the software and use it.

  • It is repairs .PSD, .PSB and .PDD files.
  • It is safe and secure.
  • Shows the preview of repaired file.
  • It has a log file status of the process.
  • Valid for life time.

  • It is a paid tool ($39 only).
  • It has only single user license.
Third party tools works in many cases but I am not full confident on them. Sometimes they create more corruption in the files so choose the recovery tool very carefully.

Telegraphics Online PSD Repair:This is the free online tool for .PSD file repair by telegraphics. Upload the corrupted file and repair it by one click. See the image below:

From the above image it is clear that, this tool saves the layers of .PSD file in .PNG format. It is very helpful when user does not have Photoshop.

  • It repairs .PSD or .PSB files.
  • Maximum file size support limit is 200MB.
  • Layers are collected in png files or together in a ZIP archive.
  • If you want to repair a file more than 200MB on your system then, you can use its plug-in.

  • It is an online tool so files are automatically deleted from the server after 24 hours after processing.
  • It is not secure for confidential files.
  • Limitation in file size (200 MB).
  • Sometimes unable to repair files.
  • It depends on internet connection.
Conclusion: In this blog, we have seen two different tools for corrupt PSD file repair. Both has advantages and disadvantages over one-another. At the end I will suggest the first tool for those users that gives the preference to the security and privacy and second tool is good for those users that are looking for a free tool to repair for .PSD files.


  1. Good article Mark, Thank you for sharing this information. I tried the second tool but it was not working properly.

  2. Thanks for sharing this information. Second tool is the online .psd repair tool and there is no guarantee that it will repair the file.
    If you want to go with the first tool which is a paid option then, it will be more better for you.


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