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How to repair corrupt TIF file

Yesterday I was editing in Photoshop one of my pictures (and it took me some time to do that). When I finished I saved it as a TIF file and copy to external drive. Today when I tried to open the file Photoshop gave me this notice “…it is not right kind of document”. I can’t open or even preview the file with any other software I have on my PC. It the properties it’s showing that the file is still 14MB as it should be. Does anyone of you had similar experience. Is there is any software that can repair corrupted files (especially TIF)?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions how to solve my problem.

by Aleksander Bochenek at 2007-11-11 16:59:02 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Barcelona , Spain | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I’ve had that happen when I coppied the file to quickly after saving. The computer didn’t get a chance to fully update. Try changing the suffix to whatever file format it was before, and then opening. If not, you may be out of luck.

by Brian C Frank | 11 Nov 2007 17:11 | Des Moines, ia, United States | | Report spam→
make sure the"." is in the right place before the Tiff suffix or that you accidentally delete it.

by Gregory Sharko | 11 Nov 2007 17:11 | Brooklyn, New York, United States | | Report spam→
I’ve checked the file name and it’s correct. I think the problem is in the file itself. Any other solutions before I will start editing file again?

by Aleksander Bochenek | 11 Nov 2007 17:11 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
type out the file name exactly as you have it…send it here so we can take a peek.

by Gregory Sharko | 11 Nov 2007 17:11 | Brooklyn, New York, United States | | Report spam→
couple of things you could try:

open the file with Preview (if you’re on a Mac – dunno a PC equivalent) then resave.
rename the file with “.tiff” as opposed to “.TIF

You should also have 2 copies of the worked on file. Are they both giving the same message?

by Con O'Donoghue | 11 Nov 2007 17:11 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
Gregory: I’ve just send you the file. I hope 14MB is not to big for you email account. Thanks

by Aleksander Bochenek | 11 Nov 2007 18:11 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
Al…got the file…name is OK…but just has a generic icon and won’t open in PS or Windows. Maybe time to do it over. Don’t know what could have happened.

by Gregory Sharko | 11 Nov 2007 18:11 | Brooklyn, New York, United States | | Report spam→
Gregory, thanks for trying. I appreciate it!
Well, time to work :-(


by Aleksander Bochenek | 11 Nov 2007 21:11 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
Aleksander, try opening and saving using a different programme. This worked out for me once.



by Petr Antonov | 12 Nov 2007 15:11 | Moscow, Russia | | Report spam→

You can send the file to me as I am working on a Mac and can verify the file for you.


by Mikael Kjellstrom | 12 Nov 2007 17:11 | Calgary, Canada | | Report spam→
Hi Mikael,
Thanks. I’m sending you the file


by Aleksander Bochenek | 12 Nov 2007 17:11 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
I had the same problem but with a CR2 file. The image would open in preview, but Photoshop gave me the “its not the right kind of document”.
I tried a lot of things, and the only help i received was from “file juicer”. It recovered my file, but only as a jpeg. Google that program and download a trial version to see if you can at least salvage a jpeg out of your tiff…

by Jen Osborne | 12 Nov 2007 21:11 | Vancouver, Canada | | Report spam→
I looked at the file in HexEdit and it was a null file, i.e. there was nothing in the Tiff file except zeros. Nothing to recover.


by Mikael Kjellstrom | 13 Nov 2007 17:11 | Calgary, Canada | | Report spam→
alek, send me the file.
i’l try my tricks on your tiff

by Radek Michalowski | 14 Nov 2007 15:11 | Kraków, Poland | | Report spam→
Thanks stary but I’ve already deleted the file and I don’t want to see it again :-)

by Aleksander Bochenek | 14 Nov 2007 15:11 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→

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