"My Photoshop file disappeared on Mac after the Photoshop corrupted. Please give me some suggestions for how to recover photoshop files on Mac." You can always see people are asking this kind of question at Quora and other types of forums. Actually, there are basically 3 ways to recover deleted Photoshop file on Mac, retrieve disappeared Photoshop file on Mac, restore unsaved Photoshop files on Mac and Photoshop file recovery Mac from time machine backup.
Way 1. Recover Deleted/Disappeared Photoshop on Mac (Strongly Recommended)
Way 2. Try AutoSave to Mac Restore Photoshop Files (Try Your Luck)
Way 3. Recover Photoshop File on Mac with Time Machine Backup (Backup File is a Must)
Why I strongly recommend you try this way to do Mac Photoshop file recovery first? The reason is quite simple. If you have deleted the Photoshop file on Mac, you need to recover Photoshop file on Mac in the first place. If not, while you try the other ways, it might be overwritten by new data which will result in permanent deletion or lost. It means if Photoshop is very important, then the result will be worse.
To restore disappeared Photoshop file on Mac, recover deleted Photoshop file on Mac or retrieve unsaved Photoshop file on Mac, you need iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac. It is a professional data recovery tool for individuals to recover almost everything deleted from Mac or external devices. Here are some of its main features:
Here are the steps for how to use the Mac Photoshop Files Data Recovery to recover deleted or lost Photoshop files on Mac. Click the Download button to get the installation package of the Photoshop file recovery Mac software. Install it on your Mac. Feel free to do it. It fully supports macOS Sierra and Mojave.
Step 1. Launch the Mac Photoshop file recovery software. From the very first window, please uncheck other types of files and only keep the "Pictures". It means the software will carry out the scanning process only for Photoshop files. It will save you much time for the scanning process. Click "Start" to let the software begin to work.
Step 2. In the next new window, you need to select the disk/volume from where once your Photoshop files are deleted or disappeared. Next, click "Scan", letting the software begin to work for recover Photoshop file Mac.
Step 3. From now on, you can see the software is scanning for the deleted or lost Photoshop files on Mac for you. It might take a few minutes. The time is based on how many files it can find for you. The longer, the better the result. After then, you can see all found files are sorted into categories in the left side. You can filter out the files for deleted from Photoshop on Mac, preview them. Found the wanted ones, select them and click "Recover" to save lost Photoshop files on your computer.
This way is safe and efficient. It will never cause any data overwritten issues. It is the best way to recover Photoshop file on Mac.
AutoSave is a great feature on Mac. You can try your luck to see whether you can use the AutoSave to recover unsaved Photoshop files on Mac or not. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Go to the Finder, find Library and choose Application Support.
Step 2. Select Adobe and click Adobe Photoshop.
Step 3. Choose AutoRecover and you will see the lost or unsaved Photoshop files on Mac.
Time Machine is an offered by Apple as a way for people to restore Mac with the backup file, preventing data lost issues due to accidents. Here are the steps for how to use Time Machine to recover deleted Photoshop files on Mac or restore lost Photoshop files on Mac.
Step 1. Click Time Machine in the Dock. If you have used an external hard drive as the storage for Time Machine, please connect it with your Mac first.
Step 2. Open Time Machine and find the backup which contains the Photoshop files you’ve deleted or unsaved. Select it and click Restore to recovering the deleted Photoshop files on Mac.