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Photoshop 7.0

Feb 23, 2013 9:00 PM

My photoshop 7.0 stopped working today...will not open even after a reinstall. Had been working fine on my Window 7 system. Do the programs self distruct after 10+ years?

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    Feb 23, 2013 11:50 PM   in reply to 4GMc

    This was posted in the wrong forum, this is sharing and storage. I will move it to the photoshop forum.

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    Feb 24, 2013 1:58 AM   in reply to 4GMc

    We need more details like what happens when you try to run ps7?


    Does it give an error message?


    Have you made any major changes to your computer like a new and/or bigger hard drive?


    A quick thing you can do is reset the ps7 preferences file and see if that makes difference:


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    Feb 24, 2013 8:43 AM   in reply to 4GMc

    Yes, as R_Kelly suggested reset your preferences.  Start PS and immediately hold down the Crtl Alt Shift keys.  If fast enough you will get a reset window.  A little tricky.  If you get splash screen first you are too late.

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    Feb 24, 2013 5:23 PM   in reply to 4GMc

    Hold down 2 of the keys, start PS and immediatly press and hold the 3rd key.  I warned you it was a little tricky.

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    Feb 25, 2013 2:48 PM   in reply to 4GMc

    You can delete the preferences file manually by going to:


    C:\Users\Your Name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Photoshop\7.0\Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Settings

    and deleting the folder called  Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Settings

    (you need to have show hidden files and folders checked in your folder options to see the files)






    Another thing to try is going to:


    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0 (64 bit system)




    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0 (32 bit system)


    and right click on the Photoshop.exe and choose Run as Administrator and see if it starts then.







    Also, have you installed the photoshop 7.01 update?

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