Photoshop CS6: Trashed .psd file not opening "Could not complete your request because it not a valid Photoshop document."

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Hello all,

I accidentally deleted my .psd file to trash, after get it back to PC. But now when I open the file my Photoshop CS6 says: "Could not complete your request because it not a valid Photoshop document."

I used some programs to fix corrupted psd files, but they did not work.

Please, help me with proper solution!

thanks in advance.
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Chris Cox

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The file may be too corrupted to read.
Or it could just be a case where you saved a different file format and mistakenly added the .psd extension.

Without examining the file, we can't tell you anything more.
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I am having the same problem - but it is with . tif , .nef  & .jpg files. File extensions are correct. Only a problem with about 1/2 of the files in the same folder - others open just fine.  Here is a screen shot of the folder - ones without image, produce the message "could not complete your request because it is not the right kind of file" in Photoshop 

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Then they really don't match the filetype given by the extension.  Even your OS or thumbnailing utility can't read them (which is why they have generic thumbnails).
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Thank you for your response.

As you could note in the attached image and in my original question - some of the files in the same folder do have a thumbnail - my question is what is the problem with the ones that do not? Why do they not match? How can I fix/recover/repair?

Again, thank you for your help.
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Without seeing the files, I don't know. They may be corrupt, or they may just have the wrong file extension. If you post them somewhere, I can take a look.