... if you get that error, you're in trouble...
Nicholas from Singapore, using Photoshop 5.5 with Windows XP, writes in with:
[Quote:] while saving my file on Photoshop 5.5 ... i accidentally pressed the reset button..now my folder cant even open as states unexpected end-of-file ...
We get at least one "End of File" error patients a week. Folks, when you get this error, the file is usually helpless and lost. It doesn't matter what you did to make this happen, it happened -- get over it.
The computer did NOT finish saving the file and did NOT write the all-important headers and footers code to the file. Any file interrupted during a SAVE will most likely become corrupted and will become unrecoverable.
HOW TO AVOID "Unexpected End of File" CONDITIONS
1) Never hit the reset button during a file save.
this includes any hard disk access at all, reading to and from the disk.
2) Never shut down during hard drive read or write
3) Save sequentials files.
... use the File > Save As... menu command and save the file with a sequential name so you'll know it was a "version" before. Too many people use the history palette and come to falsely rely on it as a means of file recovery. History states make no difference if the file becomes corrupted.
4) Keep the hard drive in clean, working condition
... defrag often. Keep the scratch disk free and clean
5) Always CHECK the hard drive on a new computer for error blocks
... check again each time you defrag
6) NEVER allow your hard drive to become more than 85% full
... on larger drives you can hedge to 90%, but you need free and clear disk blocks to save, read/write both temporary files and save new files.
And, as a final note: if you have mistakingly pressed the "RESET" or "RESTART" button more than a few times (I know, it happens to us all) then set up a MACRO to re-purpose the RESET button -- or, put a lift-box over it. (simple cardboard "box" that has to first be lifted before resetting.)