Crashing during a "SAVE" is not a pretty picture
Fred from Halifax, NS, using 7.0 with win xp (yes, I know), writes in with:
[Quote:] I had just saved and file and was going to save as web, and when I did my pc crashed. Now when I try to open the PS file, it's a big red and black mess. The preview thumbnail is there and current with my last save and the file size also reads as it should. Any help in retreiving the file would be greatly appreciated.
This is not a Photoshop question.
However, you have corrupted your file, when overwriting the saved version.
In many cases the Photoshop "temporary" file will still be on the system and you can open it. Otherwise, you're toast. The file is dead.
COMPUTER USER RULE #1: Save and Save to a NEW name often. Saving is not enough. Use the "Save As..." command. It leaves the last SAVED version as an independent file and crashing will not affect it.