I have a problem reading the layer date! Probably, the file has 8000 or more layers!

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Please, please, please help me! How can I break the file into multiple files or with another way reduce the layers number? I work with PS CS3.
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Serrada

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Just try "grouping layers" and/or "merge layers or merge visible". That might reduce your problem and works in CS3. However, pay attention that you can undo what you need later. If I remember correctly this was less sophisticated than in actual versions. Alternative: Create different psd-files that you can handle better and put them together afterwards.
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Hi. I can't open the file. The PS send me ''There was a problem reading the layer data''. Maybe I can reduce the number of layers without opening it?
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You seem to have run into a serious problem I had some years ago (due to myself!). Here a few hints without any guarantee (mostly from memory):
1) PS does not limit the number of layers, as far as I know. But with such a huge number of layers you may have a RAM-limitation issue. Thus, make as much RAM of your computer available as you can, and reserve as much RAM and scratch disk space in PS Preferences dialogue as possible. Then try again opening the file.
2) Have you Bridge and version cue installed and activated? Then use it to find the file and open a previous version. You might loose something but not all.
3) Try to find and open a previous version of the file through WINDOWS (right-click on the file etc.) or a backup.
Otherwise I don't see much you could do, but learn for your future work routine. AND NOT TO FORGET: GET A NEWER VERSION OF PS . I am not sure they have (payable) support available for CS3 still.

Good luck!
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Thank you!
I will follow your advice and write, if any of this works. 
The first advice seems to me the most effective.