I use photoshop CS5 on windows 7.
Been working on a file with a few layers, then the power goes out so my computer "crashes". When I reboot my computer, I am unable to open the file I was working on earlier and instead, get the message "Could not complete your request because it is not a valid Photoshop document." The file is still .psd and I don't have a preview for the file anymore:
Is there anyway to recover the file?
Sorry to hear. It was a long shot,but all I could think of.
CS5 does not have the autosave function CS6 has. You might want to upgrade to CS6.
If that's not within budget,here's a few third party autosave ideas. http://forums.adobe.com/thread/642893
Saving's not really a problem for me, since I ctrl+s every 5-10 mins or when I make a really important change.
I guess I have a similiar problem with this person:
but its really hard for me to believe the file's gone for good since I've been working on it for the past week...
I guess I'll consider upgrading :\
Consider getting an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) before a new software package.
Did you make any backups of your saved data on a prior occasion? If not, consider setting up a regular backup. External hard drives are cheap.