Repair Photoshop PSD File Layers


“I have been working on a picture consisting of multiple layers on Adobe Photoshop CS5. Today after working on that file I hit ‘Ctrl+S’ to save the changes. All of a sudden the system froze and I had to restart it. When I tried to open the PSD file an error message “Could not complete your request, because an unexpected end of file was encountered” was displayed. All my hard work was just drained into waste. How can I fix PSD file and access its content again?”

This is not the case only with you. People who use Adobe Photoshop often face this situation and lose access to their image files. Adobe Photoshop is an image processing application that provides multiple image editing options for users. PSD file and its layers can be damaged during editing process due to occurrence of any errors or functional irregularities.

Here are the various causes that may corrupt PSD file layers:

  • Power surge to the system while editing a PSD file
  • Terminating Adobe Photoshop application while a PSD file is active
  • Unsuccessful migration of Photoshop program from one version to another
  • Malware / spyware attack on the hard drive where PSD file is saved
  • Interruptions during PSD file transfer from system hard drive to other storage media
  • Software irregularities of Adobe Photoshop tool
  • System freeze while accessing PSD file layers

All the above mentioned scenarios will result in Photoshop file corruption. And when you try to access corrupt or damaged PSD file, then you would come across error messages such as:

  • “Could not complete your request because of program error”
  • “There was problem reading layer data. Read composite data instead?”
  • “Could not complete your request because the file is not compatible with this version of Photoshop”

Simple ways to get rid of these errors while opening PSD file:

One fine way is to reinstall your Photoshop utility and try to open the file again. If this doesn’t work, then try using PSD repair tools to fix the issue. One such advanced PSD repair tool is Yodot PSD Repair software that can fix corrupt layers of PSD file.

About Yodot PSD Repair utility:

The tool has powerful algorithms to repair the layers of PSD file created on versions of Adobe Photoshop application. This is the safest and efficient way of fixing PSD files completely as the tool performs read-only repair process that doesn’t alter any data of original source file.

Procedure on how to fix PSD file using Yodot PSD Repair tool:

  • Download and install Yodot PSD Repair tool on your system in which PSD file resides
  • Follow the instructions and launch the utility
  • In the main screen, select the PSD file that has to be fixed with the help of “Browse” button
  • After selecting the file, click “Repair” button
  • Now the software starts to repair entire PSD file and its layers
  • The status of the repair process will be shown in status bar
  • Once the repair process completes, you can preview the file contents using Preview option
  • Next specify the location to save the repaired PSD files and click “Save”

Things to Remember:

  • Before performing any action with inaccessible PSD file, take a copy of the file
  • Always have multiple backup of required PSD files before editing or changing its content