While working on my Mac on a PBS file (just over 3GBs) it crashed while saving. Now when I open the file, it's a mesh of colors on the screen and only 1 layer and is now only 1.5GB. Any ideas on how to recover this? The file is stored on a WD Myworldbook and I have looked for a way to restore previous files but doesn't seem to be an option. There was no backup file made.
Hi there! Because the forum you originally posted in is for beginners trying to learn the basics of Photoshop, I moved your question to the Photoshop General Discussion forum, where you'll get more specialized help.
Have to watch this thread just to find out what a PBS file is.
I know about "pasteboard server" and Paint Shop Pro brush presets with .pbs extension, but I don't suppose it's either of those...(?)
Probably "PSB + typo".
Unless you have a backup copy of the file, it isn't likely to be recovered.
It sounds like the OS didnt' completely journal the save, so you got a mix of old and new files.
Normally a crash during saving would leave the old file as-is, and just leave an incomplete new file beside it.
Correct it was a typo. PSB for Photoshop Large Document format since the file was over 2GB.
Is there maybe a temporary file that would have been saved to my local Mac's HD that I could possibly use?
Well it sounds like I'm hosed as far as the file is concerned. Guess I'll break it down into smaller file groups because it was taking 5-10 minutes for the file to save anyways. Thanks everyone for the replies.