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Ultimate Guide to Auto Recover Files in Photoshop

While working in Photoshop, users often forget to save their document which can be very frustrating in the case of a crash. Although Photoshop has included Auto-save feature that can be used to recover unsaved files when the Adobe fails to respond or crashes.

So what is Auto Recovery in Photoshop?

In recent versions of Adobe Photoshop, Auto-Save feature has got the brilliant capability to automatically save your work. This feature works similar to Microsoft’s Word that saves a backup of your current document. Although it does not save your history information instead it saves your last done work.

Learn how to set Auto-Save interval in Photoshop

When you install Photoshop on your system, the auto-save feature is enabled by default. If it is disabled and Adobe crash, then you may lose your lots of work. To turn it on, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Photoshop and go to File> Preferences > File Handling
  2. In the File Saving Options menu, enable Automatically Save Recovery Information Every
  3. Next, open the drop-down menu and set to 5 minutes

How to Auto-Recover files in Photoshop?

If Photoshop has an auto-saved version of your files, then it will open them automatically when you launch the application. If it doesn’t work, don’t worry because auto-recovery files might still be there on your hard drive.

On Windows, the auto-save files are stored to the following path:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\AutoRecover

On macOS, the auto-saved versions of files are saved to the following path:

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CC 2017/AutoRecover

Here is the concluding part that if you open Photoshop after unexpected shutdown or crash and close it again, the auto-recover files are removed permanently. But if you act precisely and carefully by following the aforementioned steps then you can easily auto recover files in Photoshop.

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