.PSM 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 .PSM file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

PSM File Recovery

What is a .PSM file?

Sheet metal design created with Solid Edge, a CAD program used for creating 3D parts and assemblies; contains a 3D model that can be used to manufacture parts from sheet metal.

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

There can be several common causes for ".PSM" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".PSM" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer storage.
  2. File system corruption: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or sudden system shutdowns, can lead to corruption of ".PSM" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  3. Virus or malware infection: Malicious software can infect and damage ".PSM" files, leading to their loss or failure.
  4. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the software or hardware used to create or open ".PSM" files can cause them to become corrupt or fail to open properly.
  5. Power outages: Unexpected power outages or sudden system shutdowns during file operations can result in ".PSM" file loss or corruption.
  6. Incompatible software or updates: Using incompatible software versions or applying updates that are not compatible with ".PSM" files can cause them to fail or become inaccessible.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as improper handling, accidental formatting, or overwriting ".PSM" files, can lead to their loss or failure.
  8. Storage media failure: Problems with the storage media, such as hard drive failure, memory card corruption, or physical damage, can result in ".PSM" file loss or failure.
  9. Network issues: If ".PSM" files are stored on a network drive or accessed over a network, issues like network interruptions or connectivity problems can cause file loss or failure.
  10. Software bugs or glitches: Flaws in the software used to create or handle ".PSM" files can sometimes lead to their loss or failure.

How to recover lost ".PSM" 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 ".PSM" file may be deleted.

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

Use programs for recovering ".PSM" 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 ".PSM" 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 ".PSM" 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 ".PSM" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo solid Edge Sheet Metal File image file file?

Programs that open ".PSM" files

Siemens Solid Edge Siemens Solid Edge

Additional Information

  • File type: Solid Edge Sheet Metal File

  • File extension: .PSM

  • Developer: Siemens

  • Category: CAD Files

  • Format: N/A

  • HEX: 50 53 4D FE, 50 53 31 36 FE

  • ASCII: PSMю, PS16ю

  • File types that use the extension .PSM:

    • Solid Edge Sheet Metal File

    • Protracker Studio Module

    • Prism Document


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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.

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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 the purpose of .PSM formats and what types of files can be stored in this format?

    The .PSM (Photoshop Multi-Channel Bitmap) format is used for storing multi-channel bitmap images in Adobe Photoshop. It is primarily designed to handle images with more than three color channels, such as CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) or Lab (Lightness, a, b) color spaces.

    The purpose of the .PSM format is to preserve all the color and channel information of an image, allowing for advanced editing and manipulation. It enables users to work with images that have multiple color channels, such as those used in professional printing and color correction workflows.

    Files that can be stored in the .PSM format include images with multiple color channels, such as CMYK, Lab, or any other custom color spaces created in Adobe Photoshop. These files can have various bit depths and resolutions, providing flexibility for professional image editing and color management.

  • Are .PSM formats compatible with common image editing software, and can they be easily converted to other file formats?

    .PSM (Photoshop Multiple Image) is a file format used by Adobe Photoshop to store multiple images in a single file. However, .PSM is not a commonly used file format and is not directly compatible with common image editing software other than Adobe Photoshop.

    To convert .PSM files to other formats, you can use Adobe Photoshop to save the individual images within the .PSM file in a more widely supported format like .JPEG, .PNG, or .TIFF. This way, you can easily edit and work with the converted files in other image editing software.

    Alternatively, you can use Adobe Photoshop's "Save As" feature to save the .PSM file as a different file format directly, without extracting individual images. This allows you to convert the entire .PSM file to formats like .PSD (Photoshop Document), .JPEG, .PNG, etc.

    Keep in mind that .PSM files may contain multiple layers, masks, and other Photoshop-specific features, which may not be fully preserved when converting to other file formats.

  • How does the compression and quality of images in .PSM formats compare to other popular image file formats like JPEG or PNG?

    The .PSM format is not as popular as JPEG or PNG, but it is a lossless image file format specifically designed for use in Adobe Photoshop. Unlike JPEG, which is a lossy format, and PNG, which supports both lossless and lossy compression, .PSM files do not use compression techniques that sacrifice image quality.

    JPEG is known for its high compression ratios, making it suitable for web images and photographs where some loss of quality is acceptable. PNG, on the other hand, is widely used for lossless compression and supports transparency. Both formats are widely supported by various software and web browsers.

    In comparison, .PSM files offer a higher quality output as they do not involve any compression that affects the image data. They preserve all the details and colors of the original image, making them ideal for professional editing and preserving image fidelity. However, this also means that .PSM files tend to be larger in size compared to JPEG or PNG files.

    Ultimately, the choice of image format depends on the specific requirements of the image and its intended use. If the highest possible quality is desired, .PSM can be a suitable choice, especially for professional editing purposes. However, for general web use or situations where smaller file sizes are necessary, JPEG or PNG formats may be more appropriate.

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