Often while working in Photoshop, designers tend to forget to save their documents which, in case of a crash can be very upsetting. Though Adobe Photoshop CS6 has got this brilliant capability to recover the unsaved data at times when the computer fails to respond or crashes, there is also a possibility that Photoshop does not open up any previously unsaved file(yes! That’s happened with me). So in this tutorial, I am going to give details on how to get back these files.
Simply, you need to go to this directory(see in the image below) where the AutoRecover folder in present. This is found in “C:\Users\YourUsername\Appdata\Roaming\Adobe\AdobePhotoshop CS6\Autorecover”. The App Data folder by default is hidden and therefore you need to change the folder settings for this purpose. You will find the last used file in the Auto recover folder in .psb format, which you can open up to get back to that particular unsaved file.
P.S Illustrator CS6, unfortunately does not have this option yet and I hope in the future versions, Adobe will consider placing the auto recover option in there, too.
UPDATE: As promised, I have published the tutorial for mac users. Here it is: