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    My Photoshop files have dissapeared.
    Hello.
    I have discovered that most of my Photoshop files have disapeared from my iMac OSX 10.12.6. They represent several years of art work created in Photoshop, each drawing having a hundred or more layers. Does anyone have any advice about this? [I] I started with Photoshop CS4, and I currently use Photoshop CC 2018. Any help welcome.

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    Could do with a little more information if you can.

    When you say disappeared what do you mean? They were in a folder and now they aren't?

    Have you installed any software between having them and not? If so, what?

    Are the files still present in your backup?

    Are you syncing you work with Creative Cloud?

    Have you searched your Mac to see if the files have been moved?

    The more information you can provide the better.

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Hi toymaker1

    Very sorry to hear of your misfortune.

    Without in any way being patronising, but have you rebooted your Mac since the "disappearance"? I know it sounds a bit silly, but this often sorts out problems and is a first step, I always think.

    The answers to mrplow's questions will be very useful.

    As you are someone who has years of creative work, and no doubt other precious data, you will have at least one, probably more backups - Time Machine and maybe a cloned backup?

    Ian
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    Ian
    Thanks for your response. I have recovered my .psd files using EasUS Data Recovery software. The psd files have all got a .jpg added, so that they are .psd.jpg. When I remove the .jpg extension, leaving .jpg, Photoshop wont open them. I get a message saying that they are not recognised as proper Photoshop files. I have Time Machine installed.

    Regards.

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    Hi toymaker1

    Only now got your response. Don'y know why.

    Great to learn you have Time Machine.

    Why not use it and restore your Photoshop library?

    Just choose a date in the recent past when you know everything was okay, locate your Photoshop library in TM and restore.

    Ian
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