I need to recover a damaged Photoshop file. Can SecureRecovery for Photoshop provide results?
Our software can repair many corrupted Photoshop files, including files created by CS5, CS4 and older versions of the popular photo editing program.
Because file damage varies, we suggest using the demo of SecureRecovery for Photoshop to evaluate your damaged files and to determine whether or not to purchase the full version.
Why should I try the demo version of SecureRecovery for Photoshop?
The demo version is virtually identical to the full version, except that it uses placeholders for certain elements of your Photoshop files. You can see exactly what SecureRecovery for Photoshop can repair by using the free demo.
Before you install either the demo or the full version of SecureRecovery for Photoshop, you should be sure to back up your Photoshop drawings and other files. Creating a backup will protect your files and allow you to attempt additional repairs if you make a mistake.
Will the recovered files have the same flags, layers and other elements?
In most cases, yes. Once again, we strongly recommend reviewing the output of the demo, as this is the best way to determine the chances of success.
Is there an advantage to choosing one license option over the others?
Not necessarily, but features vary with different license versions and some options are better for regular users. Review the available options by reading our Licensing page.
After running the program, I have recovered my Photoshop files, but the file sizes are smaller. Should I be concerned?
No, this is entirely normal. The original file may have permanently damaged or unreadable areas, and SecureRecovery for Photoshop will replace this inaccessible data with empty space. This limits the size of the recovered file, but it does not necessarily affect usability.
It is also helpful to note that the demo of SecureRecovery for Photoshop uses many placeholders in place of data. As a result, the demo program’s output is much smaller than the output of the full-featured application.
I need to recover a large number of Photoshop files and I would like to create a batch file. Is this possible with SecureRecovery for Photoshop?
As is the case with all of our data recovery software tools, command line access is available with both the Service and Enterprise versions of SecureRecovery for Photoshop (but not with the Standard license).
You can establish patterns in the command line mode with ‘*’ (applies to groups of characters) and ‘?’ (for individual characters). Be sure to create the recovery directory, then run the command line mode with the following call:
You do not need to use brackets when specifying file names.