Is there any way to recover data from a broken tool preset file?

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I have a corrupted tool preset file. I store all my presets in these (mostly brushes) and have (ironically) lost my backups from earlier this year. Whenever I try to load the file, Photoshop tells me it was created with an unsupported version of Photoshop. This is simply not true as I created it with the very same version (PS CS5 64bit). I also tried to open it in an older version (CS3) but that gave me the same error.

In a last effort I have tried making a new .tpl file and copy-pasting the data from the old one into it. But that again results in the same error message.
The formatting isn't readable to me however, but there has to be some way to recover the data that is still intact? I have lost a lot of backups of older files in a recent data loss, and the last version I have of it is over 2 years old and very much outdated.

If anyone want to take a shot, this is the file (7mb):
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Short of an engineer (who knows the descriptor data formats) dissecting the file - no, there is no way to recover that data.