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Avoid file corruption: Don't work with Photoshop files across a network (7/CS/CS2)

Added on Friday 27th of January 2006 03:29 am EST


Photoshop 7/CS/CS2

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


Photoshop, Network, Open, Save, Corrupt, Removable Media


 If you’re experiencing frequent file corruption, you may want to re-examine your workflow. If it consists of working on your Photoshop files directly from a network or removable media, such as a Zip disk, that could be to blame. Opening or saving files across a network or removable media can cause serious problems to your files, ranging from performance issues to data loss and essentially file corruption.

Some common errors you may receive indicating this is the case are:

        “Could not complete this operation because this file is in an unknown format.”

        “This document has been damaged by disk error. The most likely cause of this error is a defective disk drive, SCSI, or SCSI termination. Pixels may be damaged. Open anyway?”

        “Could not complete the request because the file is locked.”

        “Could not save because of a disk error.”

Not only do we not recommend saving your files across a network, it isn’t a workflow supported by Adobe. With...


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