Repairing Photoshop CS4 File Access is Denied on Windows 7

“Hi, whenever I try to access photos edited in Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Windows 7, I receive an error message 'file access denied'. I tried in safe mode; it started commencing some task and later showed same error. I have no idea about this issue, is there any suggestion to fix such problem on Windows 7 computer; waiting for reply!!!”

Adobe Photoshop CS4 is graphic editing tool for professional photographers and home users. It incomparable features make work much easier in many areas such as fluid canvas rotation, Auto alignment of layers, revolutionary of 3D painting and compositing, powerful printing option, processing better raw image. Even though Photoshop CS4 consists reliable features, in some situations you may get error message like 'file access denied' while trying to open any image file on Windows 7 system.

Situations that render Photoshop CS4 file access denied error on Windows 7:

  • If you try to open incompatible file format in Photoshop CS4 then it displays an error message saying 'file access denied'
  • When saving edited Photoshop CS4 file if memory space is not available on Windows 7 hard drive then it cause an error message like 'file access denied'
  • If Windows 7 desktop turns off unintentionally while using Photoshop CS4 file then it can result in same error message
  • While moving PSD CS4 file from one drive to another, if any interruption occurs then CS4 file becomes inaccessible
  • Abruptly exiting Photoshop CS4 application without closing properly may display 'file access denied' error
  • Virus infection corrupts entire files and folders that are present in Windows 7 computer including PSD files created by Photoshop CS4

Tool to repair Photoshop CS4 files on Windows 7:

In order to mend Photoshop CS4 file whose access id denied error on Windows 7 OS, use Yodot PSD Repair application. By using advanced user interface, you can fix damaged or corrupt PSD and PDD files with ease. This application supports to mend RLE compressed Photoshop files having different color modes like Indexed color, RGB color, Grey color, CMYK color and many other, without affecting its source. Along with CS4, it can resolve PSD file created on Photoshop CS, CS2, CS3, CS5, CS6, CS7, 6.0, 5.5 and 7.0 versions. Addition to Windows 7, it is compatible to repair Photoshop elements on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. Apart from Windows OS, it has capability to fix PSD files from Mac computers as well running on Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite.

Steps to fix Photoshop CS4 file access denied on Windows 7:

  • Download and install Yodot PSD Repair tool on Windows 7 system
  • Follow the instructions on screen provided to launch and repair Photoshop CS4 files
  • Click on 'Browse' option to choose path of PSD file which has to be repaired
  • After choosing that particular PSD CS4 file on Windows 7 HDD, hit on 'Repair' option and check the status by seeing progress bar
  • The scanning process takes few minutes and shows fixed PSD CS4 file with different layers
  • Now you can view repaired PSD CS4 files by utilizing 'Preview' option
  • If satisfied with result, you can save the fixed PSD CS4 files to your preferred location on desktop


  • Use proper method for closing Adobe Photoshop CS4 application
  • Install antivirus protection to prevent virus infection on your Windows 7 system