How to Recover PSD Layers

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

When PSD file was opened to finish some work, all its layers were flattened. It is not possible to continue with the work without the layers. So the layers have to be recovered. But is it possible to recover PSD layers?

Well yes, it is possible to recover PSD file layers. But before that, let’s see why PSD file layers are flattened or has become inaccessible. This could be due to PSD file corruption. There are various causes for PSD file corruption:

  • Abrupt termination of Photoshop application while still working on PSD file
  • Any interruption while transferring PSD file from system to storage device
  • Malfunctioning Photoshop application
  • Hardware issues, faulty shutdowns, etc.

How to Repair and Recover Corrupt PSD File Layers?

Remo Repair PSD is an effective tool to repair corrupt PSD file and recover its layers in a safe way. This software will fix the damaged .psd file and restore its layers in just a short while. Moreover, since it comes with a user-friendly interface, it makes the repair process easy even for a new user.

Recover PSD Layers:

Remo PSD Repair software will extract data from the corrupt PSD file, and save it in a new PSD file. Thus the original .psd file is left intact, with no further corruption. The tool repairs and recovers PSD layers, along with its color mode. It supports various Adobe Photoshop versions like 5.5, 6.0, 7, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, and CS6. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS versions.

Steps to Fix and Recover PSD Layers:

Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair PSD software on your system. Run the software, browse for the corrupt PSD file to be fixed and click on "Repair" button.

Recover PSD Layers  - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: When the repair process begins, you can view the repair progress through progress screen

Recover PSD Layers  - Progress Screen

Figure B: Repair Progress

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

Recover PSD Layers  - Prewiew Window

Figure C: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: Finally click on "Save" button to save the repaired PSD file on a location of your choice

Recover PSD Layers - Save File

Figure D: Save Repaired File