Photoshop: Corrupted file: Layer data failure (8000 layer file limit)

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I am getting this message when trying to open my file: There was a problem reading the layer data. Read the composite data instead?

The bug happened like this:

1. I was editing my file and suddenly i couldn't create more layers
2. I saved the file and tried to open again and got this message.

I had a lot of work in this file, how can i recover it?

Thanks!
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Did you have 8000 or more layers (the limit in Photoshop)?

If you went over the 8000 layer limit, then the only way to recover it would be to send us a copy of the file and have us break it into multiple files.
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email me with a link where I can download the file (and remember to ZIP compress the file first). ccox at adobe dot com
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Ayman Alrifai

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Have you checked the file in your e-mail?
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Babis Pant

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PLEASE HELP ME THE SAME PROBLEM
EMAIL ME : pantazisxn89@gmail.com
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please download the file in wetransfer from you: https://we.tl/V5xnEfbQz5


please Chris help me i have presentation on thursday
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Cristen Gillespie

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Chris no longer works here, but with luck, someone else from Adobe will see this soon.
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Noah Eckstrand

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I just went over the 8k layer limit and cannot seem to break the file apart. Chris Help =/
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Chris Cox

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As I already said: send us a copy of the file. ccox at adobe dot com.
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Noah Eckstrand

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Email sent. Thank you so much for your help Chris!
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Gerald Flores

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Chris Cox, I am emailing you a file that I am having the exact same problem with. Could you help?
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Chris Cox

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I forwarded your files to another engineer that has been working on similar problem files (right now I'm buried in other issues).
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how can i send you the file?
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Hello! I exceeded the limit of the layers in the PSD file. Help me break my file into two or three files.

Really need your help! Where can I send a file?
Thank you
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I sent a Zip file on ccox@adobe.com
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NIk

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Hello, Chris! You got my file?
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NIk

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I sent you a link to dropbox.
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Chris Cox

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I downloaded the file, split it into two parts, and sent those back to Nik.
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@chris its glad to hear that file can be recovered so, what is the exact duration that I will get my file ready?
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Hi! Can you help me too? I'm currently experiencing this right now and the file is really important to me :(

I'll upload mine via dropbox it's about 608mb
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send email to ccox (AT) adobe (DOT) com and I'll take a look when I get back to the office.
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Mica

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Thank you! email sent.
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Mica

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Hi Chris! Can my file still be recovered?
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Hi!
I have the same issue. You can recover the layers? How do I send a file?