Adobe Photoshop widely used software which allows designing or editing images in different layers. Adobe industry standard is so much valued that “Photoshop” word has became a phrase for image editing. Photoshop has vast support for graphics file formats but also uses its own file format PSD and PSB.

So when an image is created using Adobe Photoshop, the graphics file get saved with .psd extension in computer. So either you get a PSD file from web or in email you need Adobe software to open it.

But sometimes when you try to launch adobe Creative Cloud (CC) or Creative Suite (CS) application, you get a configuration error 15 or 16 that asks you to uninstall or reinstall the product

I'm having an issue with Photoshop Elements 13. Whenever I open it, an error message appears: error 16. It tells me there is a configuration error, and then it asks me to uninstall and reinstall the program. Can anyone tell how to repair psd after error 16?

This kind of errors appears when you try to launch the Photoshop product with incorrect admin permission for the application folder. The problem can be solved by setting proper permission for the application folder.

However if you get a mail, downloaded a PSD file from internet or edited your graphics work using the software then at times it become utterly frustrating, by not finding a way to open the file. Sometimes if you try to open the file using other tools like GIMP you might find that file corrupt or damaged. You can repair Adobe Photoshop file due to errors and even repair damaged PSD file created on any Photoshop version.

"After editing and saving the edits while closing the image, I look for it in the Organizer and the edited image is corrupt. Can someone tell me why this is happening and if I need to try something differently?"

So here you are perplexed, puzzled and looking for a way to repair psd after error 16.

If PSD images are corrupt due to error 16 while launching Adobe Photoshop, then you need to try a third party PSD repair software.

How to fix psd file?

Fix PSD software has the ability to repair corrupt or broken PSD and PDD files created using Abode Photoshop 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, CS, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6 versions.The repair engine of this Adobe Photoshop CS5 error repair tool is equipped with advanced algorithms that helps you to repair corrupt PSD file. The software runs in different version of Windows OS such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Win Vista, Windows XP, 2007, 2003, etc. as well as Mac versions Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard.

Whatsoever be the reason behind corruption of Abode Photoshop document file, it’s suggested to backup your important  files on any reliable external drive and do not terminate the Photoshop application while using PSD file. Even after following essential security measures, if you end up with Photoshop  errors, then repair PSD file errors by using Fix PSD software. The software is build with advanced scanning algorithms to perform rigorous scanning of corrupt Abode Photoshop file, repair it efficiently and convert into a healthy one within few mouse clicks. The most important feature of this application is that you can retrieve images with a color depth of 8 and 16 bits per channel and  can fix the PSD file with different color modes such as Grayscale, Indexed, RGB, CMYK and Duotone.

Follow these steps to know how to repair PSD file after error 16:


Step 1: Download and install PSD file fixer tool on your machine. Then, run the software to get main screen which provides “Browse” option to choose Photoshop  error file and then hit on “Repair” option as illustrated in Figure 1.

repair psd after error 16 - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, the tool will scan the seleted PSD file and repair it as illustrated in Figure 2.

fix psd after error 16 - Repairing Process

Figure 2: Repairing Process

Step 3:Once the repair process gets completed, you will be able to preview the helathy PSD file along with its layers and mark files by using “Preview” option as illustrated in Figure 3.

psd file repair after error 16 - Preview Repaired PSD File

Figure 3: Preview Repaired PSD File