4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2014 12:04 PM by veesh94

    photoshop is saving files as corrupt


      Whenever i save a file on photoshop it corrupts the file. I can reopen it in the computer i saved it on, but the files are often distorted and look as though the channels are separated. When i tried opening them on another computer, it refused to open the photoshop file, saying "cannot open because file is not a valid photoshop document". what the heck is going on? i've lost about 3 days worth of work, all incrimented files, and i'm super frustrated.  (using cs6 on a macbook pro 17")

        • 2. Re: photoshop is saving files as corrupt
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          • 3. Re: photoshop is saving files as corrupt
            veesh94 Level 1

            basically just try and open the files on other machines. i'm not terribly tech savvy so i'm not sure what else to do at the moment. i'm about to try reinstalling it but not sure what else I can do

            • 4. Re: photoshop is saving files as corrupt
              veesh94 Level 1

              it looks as though it may have been just a few files that were corrupted, i was able to backtrack far enough to one that was ok to work with. as for the other computer not opening them, i believe i dont have everything up to date so that may be the issue. I'm running windows 8 and photoshop 13.0.1 on it, and just got a new update for my graphics card driver. we'll see if that fixes it.