damaged PSD photoshop CS3 file? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey!

    While working on a tileset for 2KH, Vista display drivers started behaving strange (black screen for a second, then screen comes back with a recovery message )

    I successfully saved my work, right before a complete system crash, but once I restarted Vista, and tried opening my work to continue, Photoshop gave me a warning about some data being corrupted and opened my file as a black, one layer document  I tried several times with no success so far

    Usually, i'm quite good at versioning and archiving tilesets, but ironicly, I've been working close to 2 months on that single file, without archiving it ( it's a 100+ tiles on a single PSD ) so i'm really depressed about loosing all that work 

    I tried several PSD repairs softwares available on the web with no success : I was wondering if any of you guys knew a way to save a PSD with corrputed data ?
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:21 PM


  • Search for large (hidden) temp files created whilst you were working on it last.

    I seem to remember multiple photoshop crashes used to leave loads of those and they needed removing manually.

    I've no idea if this works in vista. In XP, they'll be in a temp directory somewhere in the widows folder. Large files called something like Photoshop Temp42208083 .....you could try file recovery on those.

    And try:

    Photoshop Recovery Toolbox is easy and powerful software for the restoration of Adobe Photoshop documents of any version, working on any PC.

    For more information: http://www.photoshoprecoverytoolbox.com/

    As you can look for the answer here: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/adobe/adobe-aa/photoshop/224-can’t-open-psd-file

    • Marked as answer by HarryFran Friday, October 3, 2014 11:39 AM
    Friday, October 3, 2014 10:41 AM