PSD Header Repair

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Reliably Fix PSD Header Files


A header file in Windows is a supplemental data or, you can say, a signature placed at the beginning of a data file block that is being stored on any drive or transmitted which enables the operating system or the concerned software to address or access that file accordingly. The file headers are vital in any operating system as they are the key to all valuable information regarding a particular file such as activity logs, registry entries, file format details, etc.

In case of a PSD (Photoshop Document with file extension of .psd) file format, a PSD header file might contain all vital information about that Photoshop file such as the picture size, resolution, number of layers, colors, file extension details and other important details.

As you can see, the header file data is critical for an operating system or the concerned software to recognize and access any files. Should the header file data get corrupt or damaged in any circumstances, Windows operating system or any other software shall never be able to access that file. There are various actions that lead to file header corruptions in a Windows OS based computer, out of which, the most general ones are briefed below:

  • The most common cause for data corruption at any of the Windows OS based computer on any level are viruses and malwares. If any drive containing system softwares and other important files such as .psd gets severely infected with viruses or malwares, it is likely that the file headers get corrupted making those files inaccessible
  • Accessing files improperly can corrupt those files beyond accessibility. For example, accessing PSD files using other softwares rather than using Photoshop, or using Photoshop which has errors and bugs can easily corrupt a PSD header file
  • Transferring or downloading PSD files incorrectly can corrupt those files. If files which are downloaded are broken or incomplete, they won’t be accessible using its native application
  • Damages to the registry file in a system due to any reasons can cause all related files to turn inaccessible
  • Hardware related faults such as power outages and disruptions while handling PSD files can corrupt file headers leading you to perform PSD header repair in order to make those files re-accessible.
  • Terminating the program suddenly or improperly while accessing PSD files can corrupt file headers making those files inaccessible

Performing PSD header repair:

Once the Photoshop header files get corrupt, the files become inaccessible to Adobe Photoshop unless PSD header repair is performed. In most cases, you can repair PSD header files if you have a right Photoshop repair tool such as Remo Repair PSD. It is a software developed for the sole purpose of repairing all types of corrupt Photoshop files including performing PSD header fix. This tool works brilliantly on all versions of Windows OS to repair all major versions of corrupt Adobe Photoshop files. Repairing PSD header files using Remo Repair PSD application allows you to reliably fix all issues regarding PSD files while retrieving all layers and other contents from a corrupt Photoshop file. With all these and more capabilities, fixing PSD header files can never go wrong if you’re using Remo Repair PSD tool. So just download this amazing Photoshop repair utility and instantly start fixing corrupt PSD files.


Steps to repair corrupt PSD header files using Remo Repair PSD tool:

Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair PSD. Run the software and browse the corrupt PSD file and click on "Repair" button.

Repair PSD Header - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: Once the application starts repair process, you can view the repair progress through progress screen.

PSD Header Fix - Progress Screen

Figure B: Repair Progress

Step 3: Once the repair process gets completed, you can preview the fixed PSD by using "Preview File" option.

Repairing PSD Header - Prewiew Window

Figure C: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: Click on "Save" button to save the repaired PSD file to your selected location.

Fixing PSD Header - Save File

Figure D: Save Repaired File