How to Repair Photoshop CS6 File Bigger Than 2GB?

“I have a Photoshop image that crossed 2GB size upon editing and hence turned corrupt. It holds very important information and I cannot lose it at any cost. Whenever I try to open this PSD file, Photoshop throws an error like this file is bigger than 2GB and cannot be opened. How can I fix this Photoshop CS6 file that is bigger than 2GB? Please someone share your comments and help me to resolve this problem.”

This situation is very common among Adobe Photoshop users who fail to notice file size of large PSD files before editing it. Adobe Photoshop is an amazing graphics editing tool using which user can create beautiful images with HD quality. Photoshop saves images with .psd format; these images require huge space on scratch drive to get saved. Though Photoshop CS6 version was introduced with advanced features to deal with large sized PSD files, users still face scenarios like mentioned above.

How Photoshop CS6 file gets corrupted?

As you keep adding elements to PSD image in Photoshop CS6 whose size is more than 2GB size, it can damage the file making it inaccessible due to increase in file size. Sometimes, while saving edited PSD file larger than 2GB, an error may pop up saying, ‘file is bigger than 2.00GB; Photoshop cannot save this file’ or the process may take several minutes to complete. One workaround is to simply save the file with other large document format like .tiff as Photoshop allows TIFF file format till 4GB size. But most of the times, PSD files that exceeds 2GB file size gets corrupted completely and one may have to lose valuable information saved in this file. Only solution to overcome this situation is to fix Photoshop CS6 file bigger than 2GB size using reliable image repair software.

Photoshop CS6 PSD file repair tool:

As Adobe Photoshop CS6 files turn corrupt after exceeding 2GB file size, employ Yodot PSD Repair software to fix such PSD images. This tool includes excellent read-only scanning algorithms that flawlessly repairs PSD files bigger than 2GB. It can successfully fix PSD files with 1, 8, 16 and 32 bits per channel depths that do not show up in various Adobe Photoshop applications. In addition, this tool can mend PSD as well as PDD images having RGB, Duotone, Bitmap, CMYK, Gray-Scale, Multichannel, Indexed and other colour modes.

It has calibre to fix PSD after Photoshop cannot save file more than 2GB, Photoshop memory could not be read, unexpected file format, scratch disk full, end of file, unsupported color mode CMYK and other errors. Using this tool, one can fix PSD images created using Adobe Photoshop 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, CS, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6 application versions. This software support on both Mac and Windows platforms to fix damaged Photoshop images. Windows version of software works on MS Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems. Whereas Mac users can employ Mac version of tool on Mac Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks OS X machines.

Simple steps to fix Photoshop CS6 PSD file larger than 2GB:

  • Download the software on your computer and complete installation process
  • Run the software by logging in as admin and wait till main window gets displayed
  • Click on ‘Browse’ option to choose PSD file bigger than 2GB that needs to be fixed
  • Hit ‘Repair’ button to initiate scanning process on chosen PSD image file
  • When scanning ends, you can view fixed PSD file layers in Preview mode
  • At last, browse for a desired location on computer hard drive and save this repaired PSD

Useful Tips:

  • Compress your PSD files in Photoshop CS6 to avoid file corruption due to exceeding 2GB size
  • Always have proper backup of crucial PSD images in other storage devices