Monday, March 12, 2012

PSD Repair to Fix “The file is damaged or is a format that cannot be included” Error

Are you unable to open PSD (PhotoShop files) after hard drive crash? Do you get errors while opening the file? Well, such issues indicate corruption to the PhotoShop image and thus can not be opened. When it happens, PhotoShop can not recognize the file and thus you can not copy or backup it. In such cases, you need to opt for effective PSD repair solution to avoid data loss and recover corrupted file. 
In order to practically demonstrate this situation of PSD file corruption, consider the following behaviors of Adobe PhotoShop:
  • You had a hard drive crash and lost most of your significant data stored on the disk.
  • You managed to recover the lost data after hard drive crash using data recovery software.
  • All the files, except Adobe PhotoShop PSD files, are opening and working correctly.
  • When you try to open a PSD file, you get either of the below errors:
    • Could not complete your request because Photoshop does not recognize this type of file.
    • Cannot open [filename] because it is the wrong type of file.
    • The file is damaged or is a format that cannot be included.
  • You compared the contents of a valid PSD file and the one that you recovered using HEX Editor.
  • You see some difference in the file header.
When it occurs, you need to find out the cause of the problem and use PSD repair software to fix the issue.
You may face this problem due to:
  • PSD file header corruption.
  • You are trying the open the file in an earlier version of PhotoShop.
  • Incomplete recovery of the PSD file from damaged hard drive.
  • PSD file is completely damaged and PhotoShop is unable to read it.
You can use any of the following PSD file repair solutions to work around this issue:
  • Replace the header of the damaged file with header of a valid PSD file.
  • Open the file in a version of PhotoShop in which it was created.
  • Restore the damaged PSD file from backup. The backup should be updated and validated to ensure complete recovery.
  • Use third-party recovery tools to restore damaged PSD file.
The applications restore damaged PhotoShop files from hard drive, USB drive, and other storage media. They work well with PhotoShop CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2, and CS1.

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