Photoshop: Corrupted linked Smart Object

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I was editing an embedded smart object, in a file (with gaussian blur applied to it).

When I saved and returned to the file, a different layer was very messed up. It turns out that was a linked smart object my team shares across many of our working files got corrupted even though it wasn't open at the time.

I have a good backup system so it's an inconvenience to fix. But this basically corrupted one of our Global files that every single comp references - this could have seriously lost me a LOT of work. Is there a solution to this?

Screenshot of the working file:


Screenshot of the corrupted smart object:
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Here's the System Info: http://pastebin.com/RyE1xXaR
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I tried to restore the linked file from backup, no dice. tried to manually fix the corrupted psb file, and nope. Still corrupted.

I tried opening up another file that links to that same psb, and it is now corrupt too.

So, linked smart objects can break ALL your files. beware, I guess.
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It can't do anything to the placed files unless you open and edit the placed file. The placed file is elsewhere on your disk and only read in to rasterize - it is not modified unless you explicitly modify it.

So you might be looking at a disk problem, or a fileserver problem.
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Can you post the parent PSD? (dropbox or other)