Photoshop/Camera Raw: Can't open raw edited pictures form my file folder

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after editing a raw photo, then save as to Photoshop cc, the file extension is xmp with the big blue Ps icon over the picture. I can not open up the picture to review it or to do more editing in any program . Can you help me?
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Linda Johnson

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Francesca Ivoi

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same problem, cannot fix it, anyone can help?
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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What exactly are you doing? XMP is a text file with the Camera Raw edits. It's not your original image, and it's not the image you opened in Photoshop CC.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What Johan said. Open the raw file in Photoshop. The XMP file is just the setting for developing the the raw file it sits next to.
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James Gray

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Like JE and JT said, the .xmp file is not the image.  It is what is known as a side car file to the raw file. It contains setting used by Adobe Camera Raw.  If you want to bring the image into PS CC you must open the raw file.  When you have opened in Adobe Camera Raw you can open into PS from the raw module.  Or while in ACR you can save as a tif file and open that in PS.
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Paola Persia

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can ́t open edited NEF file, eventhough I was able to open an original copy I had . I mean... I know XMP only contains info. It seems edited raw file has broken somehow. :(
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What do you mean you can't open the NEF? What happens when you try?