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February 2, 2013
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Laptop crashed and file on Paint Tool SAI is broken?

:iconpockicchi:
I am so depressed... Well thank god I finished the picture before my laptop crashed, but I kind of wanted to make some changes and now my file is "broken". I have no idea how to recover it. )': Please, if anyone knows how to fix this, please tell me! Here is what my file looks like when I try to open it on SAI or Photoshop.

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Please help. :(
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ederily Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like you've already solved it, but return to previous version usually works! c:
I use Dropbox: [link] It can recover your files to any time you had saved it, so if you save frequently (like me for every stroke lmao), you can just go back to that version.
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:iconpockicchi:
Okayy thank you Lily~! <3
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:iconpakaku:
This is a learning experience. Hit Save once in a while if it's really that important.
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:iconpockicchi:
Well, it's not that I didn't save it. I already did and when my laptop crashed, it turned out like this. But I found a solution so it's all good. xP
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:iconinit3:
Well I was a data recovery specialist for about a year and i have some bad news.
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More than likely, there won't be any way to recover it. It looks like the machine was in the middle of writing to the file when it crashed. It likely only wrote some of the data and not all of it, resulting in an incomplete file. If it's the only file you have, it is going to be incomplete and very unlikely to be recoverable. Every time I have run into this issue with the sort of data that doesn't have inherit protection against this sort of thing (like databases) the only way to resolve it is to recover from backup. When I do work in Ableton or Inkscape, I save incremental changes to protect against that and mostly so I have something to go back to if i took a track/picture a completely wrong direction.
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:iconpockicchi:
Ohh I see. Well I'm not too sad about it. :/ Well, I sort of found a solution. I went to a recovery point for my psd file and it actually wasn't very far from when I finished so I guess I can make do with it. ^^ Thank you for the information. :D I was actually pretty tired of looking for recovery programs.
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Silent-winterland Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
try download sai again?
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:iconpockicchi:
You think that would work? o: I opened it on Photoshop and it was still like that. Well, I'm searching for recovery programs...
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Silent-winterland Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that sucks...sorry... ;A;
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