3 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2014 3:59 AM by defiant1

    How do I open an old psd. file?

    defiant1

      I'm trying to open a 10 year old psd. file with Photoshop CS2 and it tells me it is not a Photoshop file. What can I do to open it???

        • 1. Re: How do I open an old psd. file?
          Level 5

          It's most likely corrupted, damaged perhaps irreparably.  A lot can happen to a hard drive, CD or DVD in ten years, and thus to a file.

           

          Can you open it with any other application, such as Illustrator, Preview, Paint, etc.?  You may get lucky and be able to open the flattened composite or the embedded JPEG thumbnail preview.

           

          If there are no privacy concerns, you could upload the file to your favorite FTP service, or to Dropbox or your favorite free server, such as yousendit.com, and send the link to one of us who can try opening it for you.

           

          That way you can know for sure whether the file is toast.

           

          That's why backups are so important…

          • 2. Re: How do I open an old psd. file?
            davetwo Level 2

            Here's a thought. Does the file gave a suffix (ie .psd)? Change it to .tif and see if it opens then. Give .jpg a try too. Sometimes you get that warning when you've saved the file with the wrong extension

            • 3. Re: How do I open an old psd. file?
              defiant1 Level 1

              It tried to open as jpg but couldn't