How to Fix When Photoshop Is Not Launching?

“I created an image with multiple layers using Adobe Photoshop and saved it on my computer. Now, whenever I try to open the image, Photoshop stops working and terminates by itself. This has rendered huge trouble because the PSD image is an important document and I don’t have enough time to create it again. I even tried to open this image on few other computers, but the end result was same. Is there any possible way to repair this Photoshop document that refuse to open?”

Adobe Photoshop is the most frequently used graphics editing tool to create amazing pictures and edit it cautiously. It is a multi-platform application that supports both Windows and Mac operating systems. This application however may become unresponsive while opening any image in it due to various reasons. The most common scenarios in which Adobe Photoshop might stop launching are:

  • Trying to open wrongly edited Photoshop image
  • While loading incompletely compressed PSD document
  • In case of opening incompatible image file
  • Attempt to open virus infected PSD document
  • Trying to open damaged PSD file after header corruption, layer damage, etc

Apart from these issues with PSD file, there is another vital factor that may or may not stop Photoshop from launching i.e. Adobe Photoshop application issues. Sometimes, incorrect Photoshop update, malfunctioning of Photoshop due to missing of program related files and other software conflicts can avoid Photoshop from opening any image file. But this kind of situation can be resolved if Adobe Photoshop application is reinstalled without any error. However if this doesn’t fetch good results and if Photoshop still stops from loading any image file then, it is evident that PSD document might be corrupted and needs to be repaired.

Software to repair PSD that is not launching in Photoshop:

Yodot PSD Repair is the excellent software to fix when Photoshop is not launching any PSD file due to its corruption or damage. It can fix multilayered PSD as well as Photoshop image with different color modes like CMYK, Bitmap, Duotone, GrayScale, RGB and so on. Apart from this, it also has the caliber to repair various errors of Adobe Photoshop PSD like unexpected end of file error, could not initialize Photoshop error, cannot parse the file error, Photoshop cannot read composite data error, etc. It can fix corrupted PSD file on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS based computers. On the other hand, Mac version of the tool supports on Mac Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks Mac operating systems.

Here are the steps to be followed to run PSD repair tool:

  • Download Yodot PSD Repair tool on your Windows / Mac computer
  • Install and launch the application by logging in as system administrator
  • In main screen, browse through the system hard drive to select required PSD file
  • After choosing required PSD file, click on ‘Repair button to start scanning process
  • Wait till the document is scanned completely and all issues are fixed
  • Later, preview the details of repaired PSD file along with complete layer information
  • If you are satisfied with repair results, then save fixed PSD file to new target location

Necessary Tips:

  • Avoid interruptions while moving important PSD file from one location to another
  • Employ good antivirus tool to get rid of malicious viruses from computer drive
  • Do not use illegal applications to open / edit Photoshop files