Fixing When Photoshop CS4 Does Not Open

Adobe Photoshop CS4 is graphic editing software for photographers. It has many new features and incomparable speed to create, edit, auto save, craft, design images. Photoshop CS4 can be easily used to adjust images, make picture collage, picture motion, etc. However, in some cases you can go through an unfriendly situation like shooting up of error message such as ‘Photoshop CS4 not opening’ when trying to open any image file. It is better to stay calm until file functions normally otherwise this error will show up often. Following are some situations that causes above mentioned Photoshop CS4 error message:

  • If you try to open incompatible file format in Photoshop CS4 then it might display error message
  • While saving edited Photoshop CS4 file if memory space is not available on disk, it can cause an error message like ‘Photoshop CS4 not opening’
  • If desktop turns off accidentally while accessing Photoshop CS4 file, user may encounter error when trying to open the same file next time
  • While moving CS4 PSD file from one drive to another, if any interruption occurs then that file becomes inaccessible
  • Abruptly quitting Photoshop CS4 application without closing properly and other software conflicts can make Adobe CS4 to display the error

If you cannot diagnose and repair above mentioned issues, then it is good to restart Photoshop CS4. And if restarting does not work and display same error again while opening PSD document, then it is time to recreate Photoshop preferences files:

Quit Photoshop and rename ‘Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS4\Adobe Photoshop CS4 Settings\Adobe Photoshop CS4 Prefs.psp file’ to ‘Adobe Photoshop CS4 Prefs.old’. Start Photoshop and create new Adobe Photoshop CS4 prefs.psp file. Even then if this problem persist, then Photoshop preferences files are not responsible for this error. To restore them, quit Photoshop and delete new Photoshop CS4 pref.psp file.

The other method is to restart Windows in modified mode:

Quit all program-> Click on Start and type msconfig in search text box and Enter-> Click General tab and select Selective Startup and Disable All-> Select any startup item for testing the problem-> Select Services tab and choose Hide All Microsoft Services-> Now select Disable All and reselect any service for problem testing-> Click Apply and restart Windows

Software to fix Photoshop CS4 not opening error:

Yodot PSD Repair is tremendous software to mend Photoshop CS4 files that is not opening on Windows system. By using advanced user interface, user can easily fix damaged PSD and PDD files from Adobe Photoshop. This application supports to mend RLE compressed Photoshop files. It can fix PSD file having different color modes like Indexed color, RGB color, Grey color, CMYK color and many other without affecting its source. Along with CS4, this utility can resolve PSD file created on Photoshop CS, CS2, CS3, CS5, CS6, CS7, 6.0, 5.5 and 7.0 versions. It is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. This program also supports repairing corrupt PSD file on Mac computers with OS Leopard, OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite.

Steps to use Yodot PSD Repair tool:

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

Prominent Tips:

  • Installation of safe antivirus program on computer is recommended
  • Avoid interruption while transferring your Photoshop images from one drive to another