How to Fix Photoshop Freezing On Start

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Wondering how to fix Photoshop freezing on start issue?

This is happening because your preferences file is corrupt!! Here’s how to solve it.

Past few days I was facing this issue about Photoshop interface getting frozen for a minute of so after launch. It was really irritating especially after I transfer photos from Camera and am really eager to play around with them. After searching on Google for a solution to fix photoshop freezing on start, I came across many different solutions. Some of them suggested increasing RAM, some suggested tweaking the scratch disks options under preferences. However while most did nothing there’s one solution suggested on that worked for me.

All you need to do is follow these steps:

Launch Photoshop application while holding down CTRL + ALT + SHIFT


Launch the application while holding down COMMAND + OPTION + SHIFT

You will see a PROMPT which mentions an instruction as seen below:

How to Fix Photoshop Freeze on Start

How to Fix Photoshop Freeze on Start

On this prompt, click “YES”.

What this will do is, regenerate your preferences file. And, you are through.

Let me know if this works for you too.

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