Resolved - Photoshop Won't Open PSD File

Unable to open your PSD file using Photoshop? Then, here are the 3 easy steps to fix a Photoshop file which can’t be opened by Photoshop. Download Remo Repair PSD tool and select the Photoshop file which refuses to open, then hit Repair icon. Your corrupt PSD & PDD file will get fixed and become openable instantly.

Reasons for Photoshop Cannot Open PSD File Error-

If you abruptly shut down your PC without terminating the Adobe Photoshop application wherein your PSD file is still open, then next time when you try to open same PSD file you may get this error. As abrupt termination of Photoshop makes your PSD image file inaccessible. Other reasons for PSD file corruption:

  • Opening PSD files on incompatible Photoshop version
  • Disturbance while moving PSD documents from one storage drive to another
  • Editing PSD file directly from removable drives
  • Frequently changing the file extension of PSD files
  • Recovering deleted or lost PSD file using untrusted tools

The second reason which might be the cause of Photoshop won’t open PSD file issue is the malfunctioning of Adobe Photoshop application.


  • Could not complete your request because it is not a valid Photoshop document.
  • Photoshop cannot open files in the format.
  • The document "filename.psd" could not be opened. Photoshop cannot open files in the Adobe Photoshop file format.

Solution for Photoshop Can’t Open PSD File Error:

Fix 1: If Issue Arises Due to Photoshop Malfunction

In case, the issue is with the application, then you need to quit and relaunch the Adobe Photoshop to open the PSD file.

Fix 2: If PSD File Corruption is the Main Reason

If your Photoshop file itself is damaged, then you need to fix damaged PSD file using Remo Repair PSD tool. The software quickly scans your PSD file and fixes all issues to render a healthy PSD file that opens without any hassle.

Remo Repair PSD Tool to Fix Photoshop Won't Open PSD File Issue:

Remo Repair PSD program is a simple yet effective to fix PSD files that does not open and throws error messages in Photoshop. It is non-destructive PSD repair utility which will not modify your original Photoshop file while fixing it. Instead, the software will extract the content from the corrupt PSD file and generate a new healthy PSD file with all its attributes intact. In addition, it even helps in repairing corrupted PDD files while preserving its color mode such as indexed color, CMYK color, Bitmap, RGB, etc.

Guide to Fix PSD File When Photoshop Refuses to Open It:

Click Download button and install Remo Repair PSD tool on your Windows computer to fix PSD file. The software is compatible to run on all latest versions of Windows OS including Windows 10. Here is the detailed guide:

Step 1: Launch Remo Repair PSD and click on “Browse” to select the PSD file that Photoshop won’t open, then click on “Repair” button.

Browse the location of Photoshop won't open PSD file and hit Repair

Step 2: The tool automatically fixes all the issues in the selected PSD file which you can view via progress bar.

View repairing progress

Step 3: After PSD file repair process gets over, click on “Preview” to see the repaired .psd image file.

 Click Preview button to see the fixed PSD file

Step 4: Browse the desired location of your choice and click “Save” to save the fixed PSD file back to your computer.

 Save repaired PSD image file

Whatever may be the cause for not opening Photoshop files (PSD/PDD), you can easily fix those issues using Remo Repair PSD tool. The software does all hard scanning and Photoshop file fixing process to give you a healthy PSD image. It provides 24x7 technical support for free to resolve any problem that you may face during installing or fixing PSD file.

Precautions to Be Taken:

  • Before shutting down your computer make sure that all applications are closed
  • Regularly update your Adobe Photoshop tool to avoid application malfunctioning
  • Always have backup of your important Photoshop files