How to Fix PSD Error Code 3?

“Hello there, I am a creative head at an organization and work with many applications to edit and create amazing pictures. I’m very familiar using Photoshop and I have created huge number of PSD images on it. Recently, while working in Photoshop, the application suddenly froze and the image that I was working on got corrupt. Now, whenever I try to open that corrupt PSD image, I receive an error with Code 3 that blocks its access. How to fix this error code 3 of PSD image file? Please help.”

Adobe Photoshop is the excellent application to produce amazing pictures. Images created in Photoshop have rich colors, multiple layers with perfect quality and clarity. However, PSD images of Photoshop are very prone to corruption. As it gets corrupt a variety of errors will get displayed in Photoshop while trying to open the PSD file; one such error is ‘PSD error code 3’.

Photoshop error: Error code 3

Usually, while trying to open any damaged Photoshop image file some users might encounter error like this, “Could not complete your request because it is not a valid Photoshop document.” This error can sometimes show up as error code 3. The main factors behind this error code 3 on Photoshop are:

  • Inappropriate Photoshop preferences: Corruption of Photoshop preferences will end up in damaging PSD files being opened in that application
  • Incorrect installation: Wrong way of installing Photoshop application is another existing problem that corrupts PSD images and induce above mentioned error
  • Hard drive issues: Presence of bad media spots on hard disk and severe fragmentation of memory space on drive can cause corruption of Photoshop image files
  • Malware attack: Corruption of any program files related to Photoshop by harmful viruses can pop up error code 3 on opening any PSD image

In addition to the above scenarios, Photoshop PSD file may get damaged due to malfunctioning or program errors of Photoshop, software conflicts on system, incorrect upgrade of Photoshop version, etc. and sometimes induce error code 3 while trying to open or edit that PSD file. Nevertheless, there is an option to fix such error showing PSD files on Photoshop using best third party PSD image repair tool such as Yodot PSD Repair software.

How to fix PSD error code 3 in Photoshop?

As mentioned above using Yodot PSD Repair tool is the best way to resolve error code 3 of Adobe Photoshop image file easily. It is designed by expert professionals such that user can accomplish PSD file repair just in a click without any trouble. This software is capable of fixing corrupted, layer damaged, large sized and error showing Photoshop images with .psd, and .pdd file formats. It can fix images having multiple layers, different color modes and of different depth per channels after header corruption, compression error and many other disasters. It can even fix photos in Photoshop CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2, CS1, CS, 5.5, 6.0 and 7.0 versions on both Windows and Mac platforms. Windows supported software version will work on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and 2008 OS based computers. Mac supported version is flexible to work on Mac Lion, Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard and Leopard OS X machines.

Guidelines to mend error code 3 showing PSD images:

  • Download the software on your Windows computer where error showing PSD file reside
  • Install the software and launch it on the system
  • In main screen click on ‘Browse’ button and surf for the required PSD image to be fixed
  • After selecting click on ‘Repair’ button and trigger the process
  • Software securely scans selected Photoshop image file and fixes all the errors
  • Later, preview repaired PSD image in new window to verify repair results
  • At last save this fixed PSD image to target location on system drive

Precautionary Tips:

  • Do not terminate Photoshop or system while working on PSD image file
  • Before using Photoshop make sure the application is installed properly and preferences are correct
  • It is advised to maintain correct backup of essential PSD images to overcome corruption issues