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

PSPBRUSH File Recovery

What is a .PSPBRUSH file?

Paint brush file created by PaintShop Pro, a raster graphics editor previously named Paint Shop Photo Pro; contains a brush, which stores an image that can be repeatedly painted on the canvas; can be a brush included with the program or a custom brush created by the user.

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

There are several common causes of ".PSPBRUSH" files being lost or failing:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".PSPBRUSH" files while organizing or cleaning up their files.
  2. File system corruption: Issues with the file system, such as errors or corruption, can lead to the loss or failure of ".PSPBRUSH" files.
  3. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the software or hardware used to access ".PSPBRUSH" files, such as crashes, glitches, or compatibility issues, can result in file loss or failure.
  4. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".PSPBRUSH" files, rendering them unusable or causing them to be deleted.
  5. Power outages or system crashes: Unexpected power outages or system crashes while working with ".PSPBRUSH" files can lead to their loss or corruption.
  6. Improper file transfer or storage: If ".PSPBRUSH" files are not properly transferred or stored, they can become corrupted or lost.
  7. Disk errors: Physical errors on the storage device, such as bad sectors or disk failures, can result in the loss or failure of ".PSPBRUSH" files.
  8. User error: Mistakes made by the user, such as accidental formatting of the storage device or improper handling of files, can lead to ".PSPBRUSH" file loss or failure.

It is always recommended to regularly back up important files, including ".PSPBRUSH" files, to prevent their loss or failure.

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

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

Use programs for recovering ".PSPBRUSH" 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 ".PSPBRUSH" 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.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
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 ".PSPBRUSH" 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 ".PSPBRUSH" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo paintShop Pro Brush File image file file?

Programs that open ".PSPBRUSH" files

Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Corel PaintShop Pro 2020
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019
Corel Painter 2020 Corel Painter 2020
Corel Painter 2020 Corel Painter 2020

Additional Information

  • File type: PaintShop Pro Brush File

  • File extension: .PSPBRUSH

  • Developer: Corel

  • Category: Raster Image Files

  • Format: Binary


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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 file format .PSPBRUSH commonly used for and what software can open it?

    The .PSPBRUSH file format is commonly used for brush presets in the software PaintShop Pro (PSP), which is a raster graphics editor developed by Corel. The .PSPBRUSH files contain various brush settings such as shape, size, opacity, and texture that can be used in digital painting and photo editing within the PaintShop Pro software.

    As such, the .PSPBRUSH file format can be opened and used exclusively in Corel PaintShop Pro. Other software applications may not have native support for this file format.

  • How can I open a .PSPBRUSH file on my computer or mobile device?

    To open a .PSPBRUSH file on your computer or mobile device, you can follow these steps:

    On a computer:

    1. Install PaintShop Pro software on your computer if you haven't already.
    2. Launch PaintShop Pro.
    3. Go to "File" and select "Open" or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+O.
    4. Browse to the location where the .PSPBRUSH file is saved.
    5. Select the .PSPBRUSH file and click "Open" to open it in PaintShop Pro.

    On a mobile device:

    1. Install a PSPBRUSH-compatible app from your device's app store. For example, "PSP Brush Viewer" is available for Android devices.
    2. Launch the PSPBRUSH-compatible app.
    3. Use the app's file browser to locate the .PSPBRUSH file on your device.
    4. Tap on the .PSPBRUSH file to open and view it within the app.

    Note: PSPBRUSH files are primarily used by Corel PaintShop Pro software, so having the appropriate software or compatible app installed is necessary to open and view these files.

  • Are there any specific steps or instructions to follow when trying to open a .PSPBRUSH file using compatible software?

    To open a .PSPBRUSH file, you can follow these steps:

    1. Ensure you have compatible software: .PSPBRUSH files are primarily associated with PaintShop Pro, a raster graphics editing software developed by Corel. Make sure you have this software installed on your computer.
    2. Launch PaintShop Pro: Open the PaintShop Pro application on your computer. You can typically find it in your list of installed programs or by searching for it in the Start menu.
    3. Import the .PSPBRUSH file: Once PaintShop Pro is open, go to the "File" menu and select "Import" or "Open" (depending on the version of the software). Browse to the location where the .PSPBRUSH file is saved.
    4. Select the .PSPBRUSH file: In the file browser window, locate the .PSPBRUSH file you want to open and click on it to select it. Then, click the "Open" button.
    5. Edit or use the brush: After opening the .PSPBRUSH file, you can edit it or use the brush within PaintShop Pro. You can modify its settings, apply it to your artwork, or save it in a different format if needed.

    It's important to note that .PSPBRUSH files are specific to PaintShop Pro and may not be compatible with other graphics software. If you don't have PaintShop Pro, you may need to convert the .PSPBRUSH file to a different format or use alternative software that supports this file type.

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