Mend CS3 PSD File Showing Locked Error while Opening

“Hi, few days ago I edited some pictures using Adobe Photoshop CS3 application. Suddenly today when I tried to open my CS3 PSD image, I was encountered with an error message stating “Could not initialize Photoshop because the file is locked”. I didn't provide any password for the file to get it locked. What is this error? I am not able to understand anything. How can I repair CS3 Photoshop file locked error? Please suggest me a possible solution for this. Thanks in Advance.!”

Similar to above defined situation, you could find many more real time scenarios of users who have ended with Photoshop CS3 file locked error. Locked is not only meant, if you lock the file using password, but sometimes the CS3 Photoshop image automatically throws locked file error. After this, the Photoshop image doesn't get open making the entire file not readable. What's the solution for this? Stop! Stop! Here exists the perfect yet simple solution for Adobe Photoshop CS3 PSD file locked error, that is repairing PSD document using eminent Photoshop repair tool. One of the most comprehensive PSD repair program is Remo Repair PSD that knows how to fix Photoshop initialization error because CS3 file is locked and make the file readable again with all its original image layers.

Remo Repair PSD software is facilitated with “Preview” option, which allows you to preview your repaired CS3 PSD file before you pay for complete version of the tool.

What makes you face Photoshop CS3 File Locked Error?

Generally, Photoshop CS3 error file is locked occurs when changes are done in preferences. When you are setting scratch disk for Adobe Photoshop, in its preferences you have to choose a drive other than the local drive C. But, at times the process forces you to select local C disk that gives rise in software conflicts. On doing this, your CS3 application will write all the scratch files into TMP directory instead of root directory where Photoshop has permission to write files. Now, when you use some of your PSD files, then it would say your PSD file do not have permission or it might say the file is locked. Trying to open such locked files might corrupt your CS3 PSD document severely and make the data inaccessible.

Corrupted Photoshop CS3 files showing locked file error can be easily repaired using our highly recommended Remo PSD Repair Application. The software is built with robust scanning engine that would scan your CS3 Photoshop image layer by layer to extract all possible recoverable data.

Key Features of Remo PSD Repair Tool:

  • Supports repair of PSD and PDD file created not only using Photoshop CS3, but also helps to fix Photoshop CS2 file, CS1, CS and its higher versions with ease and accuracy.
  • It is exclusively built to repair Photoshop CS3 PSD file locked error on computers and laptops running with all major versions of Windows OS like Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc.
  • Corrupted, damaged, broken or inaccessible PSD files can be easily repaired using Remo Repair PSD utility.
  • It efficiently fixes RLE compressed Photoshop CS3 images without any hassle.
  • Simple GUI makes it more user friendly among users to use application to fix CS3 PSD file locked error without any hassle.
  • Repairs CS3 PSD document with different color modes such as RGB, Gray-Scale, Multi-tone, Lab color, Indexed color and more.
  • The repair program will mend Photoshop CS3 file locked error with depth of 1, 8, 16 and 32 bits per channel.


Easy steps to repair Photoshop CS3 PSD file locked error:

Step 1: Get Remo PSD Repair app downloaded on your Windows computer and do the installation. Launch the repairing tool and simply follow the onscreen steps, which gets displayed on main window. Click “Browse” button to select corrupt CS3 PSD file displaying file locked error and then click “Repair” button as illustrated in figure 1.

Photoshop CS3 File Locked Error - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, you can view Photoshop CS3 PSD file locked error fixing process by monitoring the progess bar as in figure 2.

Repair CS3 Photoshop File Locked Error - PSD  Repairing Progress

Figure 2: PSD Repairing Progress

Step 3: Once you are done with Photoshop error repair process, you can preview the repaired Photoshop file using “Preview” option as in figure 3.

Fix CS3 PSD File Locked Error - Preview Repaired File

Figure 3: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: On preview of fixed PSD document, if you feel satisfied then you can save the repaired Photoshop CS3 file to your own desired storage location by clicking "Save" option as in figure 4.

Fix Photoshop Initialization Error because CS3 File is Locked - Save Repaired PSD File

Figure 4: Save Repaired PSD File