While working on a tileset for 2KH, Vista display drivers started behaving strange (black screen for a second, then screen comes back with a recovery message )
I successfully saved my work, right before a complete system crash, but once I restarted Vista, and tried opening my work to continue, Photoshop gave me a warning about some data being corrupted and opened my file as a black, one layer document I tried several times with no success so far
Usually, i'm quite good at versioning and archiving tilesets, but ironicly, I've been working close to 2 months on that single file, without archiving it ( it's a 100+ tiles on a single PSD ) so i'm really depressed about loosing all that work
I tried several PSD repairs softwares available on the web with no success : I was wondering if any of you guys knew a way to save a PSD with corrputed data ?
I feel your pain. I really do. Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to restore a corrupted PSD. People ask about this all the time. When the layer data is hosed, your file is a goner.
I have Backblaze backup system that automatically copies my work files to a remote location. The cost for this service is minimal and I can't tell you how many times it has saved my butt. Corruptions happen. And they sometimes happen for no apparent reason. You've simply got to be vigilant about backups or risk losing your work. Chalk this up to a costly lesson learned.
Search for large (hidden) temp files created whilst you were working on it last.
I seem to remember multiple photoshop crashes used to leave loads of those and they needed removing manually.
I've no idea if this works in vista. In XP, they'll be in a temp directory somewhere in the widows folder. Large files called something like Photoshop Temp42208083 .....you could try file recovery on those.
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As you can look for the answer here: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/adobe/adobe-aa/photoshop/224-can’t-open-psd-file