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Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path:

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover

The files created have names like _Untitled-10FDB62ECBABBFF5C8EAD958EBC9CFAE2E.psb with current user:group as designated owner.

If you save the file you are working on OR you hit "don't save" when prompted, the temporary files are deleted.

Now, system creates and deletes these files. I am trying to recover the emergency file but I think the "undelete" utilities were created assuming the "user" deletes the file - like going into the trash bin and then emptying the trash...

Anyone having experience about this? Thanks.

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Use a traditional file system forensics tool that supports HFS+ and examine the folder contents. You will likely see deleted files. Otherwise, perform targeted file carving for *.psd files as they are virtually the same format.

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just fixed the same problem:

Sorry bout the image but my PS is in italian XD

  1. open photoshop
  2. right clik on the bar with the annoying file name
  3. show in finder

once opened in the finder u'll be able to delete it.

easy peasy when u know how to do it

Please find the image in here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rbku9mdtnynravt/howtofix_ps.png

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PhotoShop CC 2014 was trying to open a PSD with missing fonts over and over and over again - crashing every time it asked me about replacing fonts.

Holding Shift+Option, while opening PS, causes the app to ask if you want to open a composite version of the file - click Ok and it let me in. I was able to close the file and I'm good to go.

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