Don’t lose your nerve. It is absolutely possible to restore old photos or Photoshop files. You can restore lost or deleted Photoshop files from Mac in three different ways.
Since CS6 version Photoshop has introduced a new feature which automatically saves files. This feature is ON by default and it gives you an option to save files for every 5,10,15,30, or 60 minutes.
To check or change the intervals please follow the steps below-
Autosave feature saves files as a temporary version in installation directory folder.
You can find and restore the files from-
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (your version)\AutoRecover
In this folder, you will find the temporary PSD file. Please note that the saved file will have changes made up to the last point of time. That is if you have set the time interval for 30 minutes, any changes made between that 30 minutes will not be saved. Save the temporary file right after opening it.
Time Machine feature is the easiest way to backup files on Mac. You can restore individual files or entire hard disk from Time Machine backup. Time machine works well with all external hard disks that support Apple File Protocol (AFP).
Time Machine automatically starts making periodic backups.
If you have not enabled Photoshop Auto Save or Time Machine feature in Mac, you can recover lost or deleted PSD files using powerful iSkysoft Photoshop file recovery software.
iSkysoft Photoshop file recovery software is equipped with the latest technology. It can restore more than 1000 types of files including files saved by image editing software like Photoshop.
Step by step user guide for restoring PSD files:
Step 1: Download and install
Download the iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac to your Mac. Launch the program.
Step 2: Select the drive to start scanning
Select the drive from which you want to restore your PSD files. Then click the “Start” button.
Step 3: Scan for files
The scanning process will finish a scan in a few seconds.
Step 4: Preview recoverable files
Select the Photoshop files that you want to recover and press "Recover".
Using iSkysoft Photoshop file recovery software is the best option for recovering lost PSD files. Please share your experience with recovering PSD files with others.