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

PSSD File Recovery

What is a .PSSD file?

Photo slide show created by older versions of PhotoSuite, a program included with Roxio Creator; contains a sequence of photos, transitions, and audio; used for saving and loading slide show projects.

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

There can be several common causes of ".PSSD" (Portable Solid State Drive) files being lost or experiencing failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: The most common cause is accidentally deleting the files from the PSSD drive. This can happen due to human error or mishandling of the drive.
  2. File system corruption: The file system on the PSSD drive can get corrupted due to various reasons such as improper ejection, power failure, or software errors. This can lead to data loss or failure to access the files.
  3. Physical damage: PSSD drives are portable and can be prone to physical damage if dropped, exposed to extreme temperatures, or subjected to water damage. Physical damage can result in the loss of files or the drive becoming inaccessible.
  4. Virus or malware infection: If the PSSD drive gets infected with a virus or malware, it can corrupt the files stored on it or make them inaccessible.
  5. Power surges or electrical issues: Sudden power surges or electrical issues while the PSSD drive is connected to a computer can cause data loss or failure of the drive.
  6. Formatting or partitioning errors: Incorrectly formatting or partitioning the PSSD drive can result in the loss of files or make them inaccessible.
  7. Software or firmware issues: Issues with the software or firmware of the PSSD drive can lead to data loss or failure. This can happen due to bugs, compatibility issues, or outdated software/firmware.

To prevent data loss or failure, it is recommended to regularly backup the files on the PSSD drive, handle the drive carefully, use reliable antivirus software, and keep the drive's software/firmware up to date.

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

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

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

Looking for how to open a stereo photoSuite Slide Show File image file file?

Programs that open ".PSSD" files

Roxio Creator NXT Pro 7 Roxio Creator NXT Pro 7

Additional Information

  • File type: PhotoSuite Slide Show File

  • File extension: .PSSD

  • Developer: Sonic Solutions

  • Category: Video Files

  • Format: N/A


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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 a .PSSD backup file and how is it created?

    A .PSSD backup file is a file format used for storing backups of data created by the PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS). PowerSchool is a widely used web-based SIS designed for managing student information, grades, attendance, and other related data in educational institutions.

    To create a .PSSD backup file, you typically need administrative access to the PowerSchool system. The backup process may vary slightly depending on the version of PowerSchool you are using, but generally, you can follow these steps:

    1. Log in to the PowerSchool administrator account.
    2. Navigate to the System Settings or System Administration section.
    3. Look for the Backup/Restore or Data Management option.
    4. Select the backup option and choose the data you want to include in the backup (e.g., student records, attendance, grades, etc.).
    5. Specify the location where you want to save the backup file and provide a name with the .PSSD file extension.
    6. Start the backup process and wait for it to complete.
    7. Once the backup is finished, you will have a .PSSD file containing a snapshot of the selected data at that specific point in time.

    It's important to note that the backup process may differ based on the specific configuration and setup of your PowerSchool system. It's always recommended to consult the PowerSchool documentation or contact their support for detailed instructions tailored to your specific environment.

  • How can I restore a .PSSD backup file to recover my data?

    To restore a .PSSD backup file and recover your data, you can follow these steps:

    1. Connect the storage device containing the .PSSD backup file to your computer.
    2. Open the backup software or utility that you used to create the .PSSD backup file. If you are unsure which software to use, check the file extension or refer to the documentation.
    3. Look for an option to restore or recover data from a backup. This option may be labeled as "Restore," "Recover," or "Import."
    4. Select the .PSSD backup file from the connected storage device when prompted. If the software does not automatically detect the backup file, you may need to browse to its location manually.
    5. Choose the destination location where you want to restore the data. This location should be a different drive or folder than where the original data was stored to avoid overwriting any existing files.
    6. Start the restore process and wait for it to complete. The time it takes will depend on the size of the backup file and the speed of your computer.
    7. Once the restore process finishes, verify that your data has been successfully recovered by checking the destination location you selected earlier.

    Note: If you do not have a backup software or utility that supports .PSSD files, you may need to find a compatible software or consult the documentation of the software that created the backup file for specific instructions on how to restore it.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to work with .PSSD backup files?

    There are no specific software or tools required to work with .PSSD backup files as it is not a widely used or recognized file format. It is possible that .PSSD is a proprietary file format specific to a particular software or system. In such cases, you would need to consult the documentation or support resources provided by the software or system that generates or uses .PSSD files to determine the appropriate tools or software required to work with them.

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