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I went to History in Photoshop and did a couple of undos. After that I wish to redo, however I accidentally did another action so now I can't step forward.

Is there a way to recover my losses? Something like reset back to whatever it was 5 minutes ago would be more than wonderful.

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As far as I know techie007 is correct but I have a work around.

You will need to create an Action to do this.

Create a New Action. (make sure it is recording when doing the next steps)

Make the first step a "Snapshot" of your document (you want full document snapshot)

Then make your next step a undo.

Now when you undo use the action instead of CTRL-Z

The only downside to this is everytime you undo you make a snapshot. Very RAM intensive if you do a lot of undos.

I made a video of the steps. Hope the video makes sense => Video Here

Also this Article might help you some.

Hope this helps!

Update I found this out since I posted:

You can try non linear in the history options, but it can be confusing because it works totally different from linear history states. Learn More Here, Here, and Here.

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Updated post to include another option I discovered after posting original answer. –  Lynda Aug 12 '11 at 17:43
    
+1 Non-linear history... who knew? –  Django Reinhardt Aug 20 '11 at 17:17

As far as I know, Photoshop's Undo/Redo is a single (indexed) stack structure; so you can't do what you want.

Your best (only?) chance is probably to reload your last save point, from disk.

Bonus: Check out linked lists to learn how a stack works. :)

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what do you mean by reload last save point from disk? i didn't have any save points at all. is there an "automatic save point" (like you know microsoft word always have these automatic save points) that i could reload to? –  Pacerier Aug 14 '11 at 2:13
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Reload from last save point is also called "Revert" in the Menu. (File > Revert right under Save for Web & Devices) it is not available if you have never saved the document. –  Lynda Aug 14 '11 at 2:16

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