Pshop PSD & JPEG files are invalid

May 8, 2012 at 11:43:47
Specs: Windows XP, dunno
How do I try to recover the Pshop files deemed to be “invalid” ?..
Using Win XP, Photoshop 5 and Gimp 2
I have many invalid photo files in my archive folders thro’ defragging my external HDD in error some years ago.
The P’shop messages, slightly abbreviated, read:
psd “could not open the doc ‘cos it is not a valid P’shop doc.”
jpg “Could not open the doc because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found.”
Gimp messages read:
psd “Error loading PSD File. Not a valid P’shop doc.”
jpg “JPEG image plugin could not open image.”

I read somewhere long ago that P’shop added a mini file to each file. What are they ?
Maybe these have become separated from the parent file or lost altogether in defragging or attempts at recovery
If a thumbnail shows in a folder view, the file will open. If the P’shop logo only for a psd or jpeg shows, then it opens as an “invalid” message.

Some of these photos I need to re-print. If impossible, with sadness, I will delete all invalid files in my photo archives to remove wasted space as well as delays and disappointment in trying to process them.
Is there any way I can try to recover the files deemed to be “invalid” ? Open as TIFFs ?

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May 8, 2012 at 14:44:36
Photoshop does not add a separate file to the original graphic file so there is nothing to become separated. A file will open as the type of file it is, you can't open a Jpeg as a Tiff.

You might try opening them with Irfanview, it's better at opening corrupt files than other graphic programs. If it does open them, then save then with a different name and that should repair them.

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May 9, 2012 at 07:50:47
Many thanks for your v prompt answer. I will get irfan and follow your instructions with hope.

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June 2, 2012 at 14:25:02
You need to use professional recovery software
Make use of next one Photoshop Fix Toolbox
Software restores .psd files any version of Adobe Photoshop.

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June 24, 2012 at 20:15:54
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