.psf files??

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Trying to open some eight year-old documents with a ".psf" suffix - can't open. Have no idea what app I created the docs in. I know psf can refer to a Photoshop file type, but I've never owned that. Running 10.10.2. Any ideas?
 

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I think there were several programs that could create those types of files not just Photoshop. Try this based on something I read online. Let me know if it does not work.

1. Make a copy of one of the files.
2. Change the extension from .psf to .jpg Can be done from the Name and Extension section of the Get Info window.
3. Try opening it in something that opens .jpg files. Preview might do the trick.
 
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Gave it the old college try

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Thanks - sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. Tried your suggesting - duplicated and then changed to ".jpg" also tried ".pdf".

Pop-up says, "The File...... .jpg" could not be opened. it may be damaged or use a file format that Preview doesn't recognize."

I'll keep thinking about this - not really that important a project.

Thanks!
 
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Those ".psf" files seem to be associated with Adobe Photoshop and various versions, and my not even be critical according to this:
Working with a .Psf File Extension - FileTypeHelp.com

And maybe they just arrived with some attachments that someone sent you. ...??? ;)
 
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A trick that sometimes works is to open the copy of the file with Text Edit. It will be garbage, but in the first line or so it MAY list the app that created it. That's my technique of last resort to try to pair files and apps.
 
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A trick that sometimes works is to open the copy of the file with Text Edit. It will be garbage, but in the first line or so it MAY list the app that created it. That's my technique of last resort to try to pair files and apps.


This is actually a pretty cool trick Jake.
I think I I'll be using this a lot down the track.

Virtual Rep +1 until I get home as the MF App will only allow me to Flag the post :)


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Photostudio File by Arcsoft by any chance?
 
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A trick that sometimes works is to open the copy of the file with Text Edit. It will be garbage, but in the first line or so it MAY list the app that created it. That's my technique of last resort to try to pair files and apps.


And here I thought I was the only one who uses this "trick" MacInWin, and often use TextWrangler also with using a drag and drop that makes things easier if some permissions aren't quite right. But I keep forgetting to mention it. ;)

Both TextEdit and TextWrangler are always in my Dock for just such drag and drop file viewing etc.
 
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@pm-r, it's an old trick from my Windows days. Still works in OS X. Sometimes doesn't but when I'm down to that trick, I'm pretty tapped out anyway. :)
 
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Friends - thanks for the suggestions - tried TextEdit. Total gibberish, even at top, BUT, for fun I thought I'd see how many pages it would take to print - 256! Fortunately, the mystery file that started all this is very far from important - just nine years old and I wanted to see it. Don't think there is any way Photoshop was involved - never owned it.
Anyway, many thanks for the ideas.
Regards!
 
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Could be a Print Shop file. I ran into the same problem (not able to open a .psf), looked around the internet to no avail, and went back to Print Shop (software I hadn't used in a decade) to work on a project. Lo and behold, it saved in .psf format.
 

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