.PS File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .PS file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

PS File Recovery

What is a .PS file?

A PS file is an image saved in the PostScript page description language. It may contain vector graphics, raster graphics, and text. PS files can be printed directly by a PostScript printer (i.e., containing a Raster Image Processor) without being opened in an application.

What Are Common Causes of ".PS" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".PS" (PostScript) files being lost or failing:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".PS" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. File system errors: File system errors or corruption can lead to the loss or failure of ".PS" files. This can occur due to improper system shutdowns, power outages, or hardware failures.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".PS" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to fail.
  4. Software or hardware issues: Problems with software applications or hardware components can result in the loss or failure of ".PS" files. This can include issues with the PostScript interpreter, printer drivers, or other related software.
  5. Disk or storage device failures: Physical damage to the storage device where ".PS" files are stored, such as hard drive failure or data corruption, can lead to the loss or failure of the files.
  6. Incompatibility: If a ".PS" file was created using a specific version of PostScript or a specific software application, it may not be compatible with other versions or applications, resulting in failure or loss of the file.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental overwriting, formatting the wrong storage device, or improper handling of files, can lead to the loss or failure of ".PS" files.

To minimize the risk of ".PS" file loss or failure, it is recommended to regularly backup important files, use reliable antivirus software, maintain a healthy file system, and handle files with care.

How to recover lost ".PS" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".PS" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".PS" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".PS" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".PS" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".PS" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".PS" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo postScript File image file file?

Programs that open ".PS" files

Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Adobe Acrobat DC Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Studio ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Studio
GSView GSView
GPL Ghostscript GPL Ghostscript
Apple Preview Apple Preview
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Adobe Acrobat DC Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Evince Evince
GSView GSView

Additional Information

  • File type: PostScript File

  • File extension: .PS

  • Developer: Adobe Systems

  • Category: Vector Image Files

  • Format: Binary

  • HEX: 25 21

  • ASCII: %!


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a ".PS backup" file and how is it different from other backup file formats?

    A ".PS backup" file refers to a backup file format used by the Adobe Photoshop software. When you save a backup of a Photoshop document, it creates a file with a ".PSB" extension, which stands for Photoshop Big. This format is specifically designed to handle large files that exceed the limitations of the regular Photoshop document format (PSD).

    The ".PSB backup" file format differs from other backup file formats in a few ways:

    1. Size Limit: Regular PSD files have a size limitation of 2 gigabytes, while PSB files can handle much larger sizes, allowing you to work with high-resolution images or complex projects.
    2. Compatibility: While PSD files can be opened in various versions of Photoshop, PSB files are only compatible with newer versions of Photoshop (CS or later). This difference in compatibility may restrict the use of PSB files for some users.
    3. Layer and Image Support: PSB files support all the features and capabilities of PSD files, including layers, adjustment layers, masks, filters, and more. The main distinction is the increased size capacity.

    Overall, the ".PSB backup" file format provides a solution for backing up and working with massive Photoshop files, ensuring that you can preserve and access your large-scale projects efficiently.

  • How can I create a ".PS backup" file for my documents or files?

    To create a ".PS backup" file for your documents or files, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open the folder where your document or file is located.
    2. Right-click on the document or file you want to create a backup for.
    3. From the context menu, select "Copy" or press Ctrl+C to copy the file.
    4. Right-click on an empty space within the same folder.
    5. From the context menu, select "Paste" or press Ctrl+V to create a copy of the file.
    6. Rename the copied file by adding ".PS backup" at the end of the file name. For example, if your original file is "document.docx," rename the copied file to "document.docx.PS backup".
    7. Press Enter to save the new file name.

    Now you have created a ".PS backup" file for your document or file. It is always a good practice to regularly create backups of important files to prevent data loss.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to open and restore files from a ".PS backup" file?

    To open and restore files from a ".PS backup" file, you will need specific software or tools that can handle this file format. However, without additional information, it is difficult to determine the exact software required as ".PS backup" is not a widely recognized file extension.

    Here are a few possibilities depending on the context:

    1. Adobe Photoshop: ".PS" is commonly associated with Adobe Photoshop files. If the ".PS backup" file you have is related to Photoshop, you may need Adobe Photoshop software to open and restore the files.
    2. PowerShell Script: ".PS" can also refer to PowerShell script files. If the ".PS backup" file is a PowerShell script, you can open and restore it using a text editor or PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE).
    3. Proprietary Backup Software: If the ".PS backup" file is created by a specific backup software, you will need that software to open and restore the files. Check the documentation or website of the backup software you used to find out the specific requirements.

    In any case, it is recommended to consult the documentation or contact the source of the ".PS backup" file for more information on the required software or tools to open and restore the files.

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