Using Mac 10.7.4 and CS5 Extended on an Imac 27.
Today, working on a large file PSD suffix and Photoshop froze. and when I restarted i got "unexpected end of file " error message on the file i was working on, but on several other files also in that folder.
Has anyone found a solution to this? Can you rebuild or restore the file in any way?
The file shows on the hard drive now as 118.6 megs.
The files show up in Bridge, but with small Previews.
Usually that means that the file has been corrupted on disk, though sometimes it means that the file has the wrong extension and can't be read correctly.
In your case, it sounds like the file was damaged by some sort of system error.
Most of the time, the files are not recoverable.
Can you rebuild or restore the file in any way?
It doesn't help you with this file, but unexpected failure is precisely what the new Photoshop CS6 Auto-Save feature helps with. If Photoshop were to crash/freeze/be forced closed/whatever, next time you start it it brings back whatever you were working on in the last few minutes before the failure.
Noel Carboni wrote:...
it brings back whatever you were working on in the last few minutes before the failure.
That is correct, of course. But, if I construe the OP correctly, the computer malfunction also damaged other files in the same older that were not open.