How to Open Corrupted PSD File in Windows 7?

Are you unable to open PSD file on Windows 7 computer due to unknown error of file damage? Are you searching for a solution to fix the issues? This page gives you clear cut idea on how to open PSD file with ease.

Let us discuss a scenario, in some cases you may get unexpected error message displaying as 'Photoshop not opening' when you try to open any photo file in it. In that situation, it is better to be calm until the condition is normal otherwise error will pop up often.

Some other scenarios where Photoshop opposes to open PSD file on Windows 7 after interrupted file transfer, intrusion of virus, incorrect installation of Adobe Photoshop, improper application update, abrupt termination, wrong ways of image compression and conversion, etc.

If you cannot analyze and fix this issue then it is better to restart Photoshop. If restarting doesn't work and shows same error again while opening any image file then try to recreate PSD preference file:

Solution1: First, quit Photoshop and rename ‘Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop\Adobe Photoshop Settings\Adobe Photoshop Prefs.psp’ file to Adobe Photoshop CS4 Prefs.old. Now start Photoshop and create new Adobe Photoshop Prefs.psd file. Note: even if problem exist then Photoshop preferences file is not responsible for this error. To restore them, quit Photoshop and erase new Photoshop Pref.psp file.

Solution2: The other method is to restart Windows in modified mode. So that you have to quit all application and click on Start, type msconfig in search box and hit on Enter. Then click on General tab and opt for Selective Startup and disable all. Now select any startup item for testing the problem and select Service tab and select Hide All MS Services. Click Disable All and reselect any service for problem testing and click Apply. Now restart Windows.

When above methods fails to fix the issue, no need to panic. Fortunately, this kind of situation can be easily handled by using prominent third party tool. To know more about exact utility, read further.

Eminent features of the product:

Yodot PSD Repair tool helps user to open PST file on Windows 7 operating system reliably with ease. This application supports to mend RLE compressed Photoshop files. By using ultimate user interface, corrupted or damaged Photoshop files can be fixed easily. It has capability to fix Photoshop file having various color modes like RGB color, CMYK color, Indexed color, Grey color and so on without affecting its source. Along with CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS6, CS7, 5.5, 6.0 and 7.0 versions, it helps to resolve Photoshop CS5 not showing images error with any PSD file easily. Addition to Windows 7, this tool is compatible on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. This program also supports Mac computers running with Mac OS Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite. Moreover, by using this tool you can fix files and know how to recover PSD file from Windows or Mac computers when files are accidentally removed or lost.

Steps to open PSD file on Windows 7:

  • Download and install Yodot PSD Repair software on Windows 7 system
  • • Launch the tool after installation
  • Click on 'Browse' button in main screen to choose path of PSD file to be repaired
  • After choosing that particular Photoshop file, hit on 'Repair' button and check the status by seeing progress bar
  • Scanning takes few minutes to complete and shows the fixed PSD file along with its different layers
  • Now you can view repaired PSD file and its layer information using 'Preview' option
  • If satisfied with result, you can save the fixed PSD files to preferred location


  • Install reliable anti-virus software to safeguard your Windows 7 system from malware
  • Keep backup of important PSD files on multiple storage device before altering the file