Photoshop: How can I recover a .psd file corrupted by power failure?

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Hi ,

 I’m a matte painter and I’m facing a problem concerning
photoshop . I was working on a psd. file and after finishing my work I press
ctrl+s to save it but unfortunately in the middle of the saving process the
c.p.u. has been turned off because of the u.p.s fault

After
restarting the system, I try to open my same psd file but I got an error msg. (could
not complete your request because the file is not compatible with this version
of photoshop). I’m using photoshop cs4. plz let me know if there is any
possibility to get my data back. Even as jpeg file.. I worked so hard on that
project. Thanks.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Corruption from a hardware or power failure during save can be fatal.

Hold down Opt/Alt + Shift when you try and open the file. This will try to load the composite data.
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thanks for the help. but I did not succeed. if there are any ideas still? 
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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You could try one of the other solutions in this doc: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/file-recovery-photoshop.html  There's no guarantee anything will recover the file.
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Hi ...,

This is why I'm a big advocate of working on a copy of your file. You may have a temp file on your system that was created when you did the save, otherwise you are out of luck - the file is corrupted. If it is so, I suggest to you use  Photoshop Recovery Toolbox  for photoshop file recovery.  I hope you will restore some your work information.  http://www.oemailrecovery.com/photoshop_recovery.html

On large files you should not only save often but use the "Save As..." command to save copies and not overwrite your working file each time.

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Thank you all for the help!