Photoshop 2021 Keeps Crashing – Easy Fix!

Are you frustrated by Photoshop 2021 crashing constantly? Let’s explore some easy fixes to solve this issue.

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Close Unnecessary Programs and Update Drivers

Task Manager window

  • Close unnecessary programs running in the background
  • Update drivers for your graphics card, CPU, and other essential components
  • Check for any conflicting software that may be causing issues
  • Make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements for running Photoshop 2021
  • Clear temporary files and cache that may be affecting performance
Updated: June 2024

If your Photoshop 2021 keeps crashing, Fortect may be able to help by addressing issues such as damaged system files, faulty settings, missing DLLs, or conflicts with drivers. It can repair damage caused by viruses, optimize system performance to prevent freezing, and even address Blue Screen of Death errors.

While it cannot directly fix Photoshop crashes, it can ensure that your system is running smoothly to potentially prevent future issues.

Manage Photoshop Font Cache and Plugins

To manage Photoshop font cache and plugins, you can start by clearing the font cache. On macOS, go to Finder and select “Go” from the menu, then hold down the Option key to reveal the Library folder. Navigate to “Application Support” > “Adobe” > “Adobe Photoshop” and delete the “Fonts” folder. Additionally, you can disable plugins by going to the Photoshop “Preferences” menu and selecting “Plugins”. From there, you can uncheck any plugins that may be causing crashes.

By managing your font cache and plugins, you can help prevent Photoshop 2021 from crashing.

Reset and Backup Preferences

Step Description
1 Go to Edit > Preferences > General (Windows) or Photoshop > Preferences > General (Mac OS).
2 Click on the “Reset Preferences on Quit” button to restore Photoshop’s preferences to their default settings.
3 To backup your preferences, go to Edit > Preferences > General (Windows) or Photoshop > Preferences > General (Mac OS).
4 Click on the “Presets” tab and then click on the “Show All Other User Presets” button.
5 Copy the “Adobe Photoshop [Version] Settings” folder to a safe location on your computer to backup your preferences.

Repair System Files and Update System

To repair system files and update the system, follow these steps:

1. Run a system file checker scan by opening Command Prompt as an administrator and typing “sfc /scannow”. This will fix any corrupted system files.

2. Update your system by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking on “Check for updates”. Install any available updates.

3. If you are using a Mac, open Finder and click on “Go” in the menu bar. Select “Utilities” and open “Disk Utility”. Click on “First Aid” and then “Run” to repair any disk errors.

4. After completing these steps, restart your computer and check if Photoshop 2021 is still crashing.


Why does my Adobe Photoshop keep crashing?

Your Adobe Photoshop may keep crashing due to a bad font or fonts causing general performance issues. Deleting the font cache file can help resolve this issue and allow Photoshop to create a new one.

Why does Photoshop 2021 keeps freezing?

Photoshop 2021 may keep freezing due to inadequate system requirements, outdated software, or incorrect graphics card assignments. Make sure your computer meets the necessary specifications, update Photoshop and your operating system, and assign the high-performance graphics card to Photoshop.

How do I fix Photoshop not closing?

To fix Photoshop not closing, you may need to force quit the program if it freezes. This is a common issue that can happen with Photoshop.

How do I fix program error in Photoshop 2021?

To fix program errors in Photoshop 2021, you can go to the Edit menu, select Preferences, and then uncheck the Enable Generator option under Plug-ins. Click OK and see if this resolves the error.

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