Resolve Photoshop 7 Is Unable to Open Error

“Photoshop 7 has stopped working, whenever I try to access few downloaded PSD images in it; error displays saying ‘Photoshop 7 is not opening filename.psd’. I can open Photoshop 7 and create new PSD files, but cannot open only those PSD files that were downloaded from email attachment. How to resolve this error and open my PSD images in Photoshop 7.”

Adobe Photoshop always comes up with excellent features in its latest updates. So, it did when Photoshop 7 was introduced; this Photoshop version was called Liquid Sky for its advanced features. It featured new painting engine, Healing brush, Auto color, Pattern Maker, etc. using which one can do lot of graphics creation, image editing, manipulation, etc. However, while trying to open PSD images on Photoshop 7, error may get displayed saying Photoshop 7 is not opening. This error usually appears in situations like below:

  • Trying to open PSD files created from higher Adobe Photoshop version on Photoshop 7
  • Header corruption to PSD file that is being tried to open in Photoshop 7
  • Spyware attacks to PSD file will make Photoshop 7 not to open such image file
  • While opening PSD file that is damaged due to layer corruption, download error, incorrect conversion and compression process

When PSD file is damaged and if user tries to open such file in Photoshop 7, it may error out saying application cannot open file or file is unable to open or Photoshop 7 is not opening file. Sometimes, Photoshop 7 may fail to open healthy PSD files, if there are any conflicts with its working. This kind of situation can be resolved by installing Adobe Photoshop 7 application properly on system. But, if PSD files are damaged and not opening in Photoshop 7 tool, then make use of third party PSD file repair utilities to fix error Photoshop 7 is not opening PSD images.

Adobe Photoshop 7 PSD file repair tool:

Yodot PSD Repair is the perfect solution to repair PSD images that do not open in Photoshop 7 tool. This utility can fix Photoshop 7 PSD invalid text layer error, PSD file stopped to work error, cannot parse the Photoshop file error, Photoshop file is locked error Photoshop not a valid Photoshop document, PSD file write access not granted error, etc. It has user-friendly interface that enables one-lick repair process to fix PSD images created on Photoshop 7 and Photoshop 6, 5.5, CS, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6 Adobe versions. This utility can be employed to mend Photoshop documents on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008 OS based computers. In addition, this software also supports to work on Mac machines running with Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Lion OS X versions.

Procedural steps to fix Photoshop 7 not opening error:

  • Download Yodot PSD Repair tool on your Windows or Mac computer where Photoshop 7 is not opening PSD file
  • Complete installation and run the utility
  • In main screen, click for ‘Browse’ button and choose required PSD image that is not opening in Photoshop 7
  • By clicking next, you trigger scanning process
  • When scanning ends, view fixed Photoshop image details and its layer information in Preview mode
  • At last, save this repaired Photoshop 7 PSD file to target location

Important Notes:

  • Do not open PSD files created on higher Photoshop version in Photoshop 7 application
  • Since, Photoshop 7 is bit older, upgrade it to latest Photoshop CS versions to experience livelier PSD files
  • Employ good anti-malware program on system to avoid harmful virus attacks