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Photoshop can't open/parse a file

By safiybasara ·
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I received several dozen Photoshop images on a CD. When I try to open some of them, I get a message that says "Couldn't open file. may be corrupt or an unrecognized format." OR, "Photoshop can't parse the file." I have tried re-naming the file extension to TIF and EPS but no luck. Is there a way around this or is it a corrupt file?

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RE: Photoshop can't open/parse a file

by maxencenoir In reply to Photoshop can't open/pars ...

-Here's a good trick that's works in many cases. You'll be using Fireworks to open, and re-save the Photoshop file. This will fix most corruptions.
-Open the corrupt Photoshop file in Fireworks.
Use Fireworks to save it as a .psd Photoshop file. (Important: Do not save it as a Fireworks file or another extension, because Photoshop may not recognize the layers, or you could lose data.)
-Remember to give your file a different name when saving, so you won't overwrite your original. (A good idea would be to create a backup of your original before trying this procedure.)
-Open your newly created file in Photoshop.

Remember that many effects will not show in Fireworks, but should show up in the Photoshop layers.

Also apply some useful resources...

http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/adobe/adobe-aa/photoshop/1460-psd-file-in-cs3-isnt-valid - visit following community, it’s not the union of Photoshop user, it common knowledge base, and on this branch you may find a lot of helpful tips
https://photoshop.recoverytoolbox.com/ Recovery Toolbox for Photoshop - if you have very complicated problems with your .psd files and can’t solve them

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