Here’s an easy way to fix the Photoshop Freezes at Start Up issue; The preferences file is corrupted. This will re-create a new preferences file.

  • Start the application while holding down Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS). Then, click Yes to the Dialogue box that pops up.
Samuel says:

Thanks very much too 😀

Javier says:

Thank you very much for this. A damn annoying problem so easily fixed 😎

Amanda says:

Thanks! Worked for me 🙂