How to Fix File Not Compatible with this Version Photoshop Error

You are in a fix! An important PSD file on which you were working on is not opening. You had saved it and wanted to resume work later. But when you tried to open the file to finish the work you encountered an error message - Could not complete your request because the file is not compatible with this version of Photoshop. It’s quite surprising because you had worked on the same version before but now you are getting this error message.

What caused this error, and is it possible to fix the issue? If Photoshop application gets shut down abruptly, or there is any interruption while working with PSD files, then PSD files can get corrupted. There are few other reasons too for PSD file corruption –

  • PSD header file corruption
  • Opening PSD file in an incompatible version of Photoshop
  • Upgrading Photoshop in an improper way
  • Terminating Photoshop application abruptly

When a PSD file is corrupted due to any of these reasons, you might get File is not compatible with this version of Photoshop error message while trying to access it. So the next step is to fix the error. How can the corrupted file be fixed in a safe way? With the help of Remo Repair PSD software, you can easily fix corrupt PSD file.

Quick Solution to Fix PSD File Error –

Remo PSD Repair software will easily fix corrupt PSD file which throws error message – ‘Could not complete your request because the file is not compatible with this version of Photoshop’ while trying to open it. The application only extracts contents from the corrupt .psd file, and saves it in a healthy new file. Thus the original PSD file is not further damaged.

The software not only repairs corrupted PSD file, but it also recovers its layers. It fixes damaged PSD, PSB and PDD files on various Adobe Photoshop versions. Moreover, the utility repairs PSD files along with its color modes. Large sized .psd and .pdd files can also be fixed.

Guide to Fix PSD File Error –

Step 1: : Download and install Remo Repair PSD software on your system. Run the application, and select the PSD file to be fixed using Browse option.

Photoshop Error File Not Compatible with this Version - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: After selecting the file, click Repair option. You can see the repair progress screen.

Photoshop Error File Not Compatible with this Version - Progress Bar

Figure 2: Repair Process

Step 3: After repair process is completed, you can preview the fixed PSD file using Preview option.

Photoshop Error File Not Compatible with this Version - Preview Files

Figure 3: Preview Files

Step 4: Save the repaired PSD file using Save option

Photoshop Error File Not Compatible with this Version - Save Files

Figure 4: Save Rescued Items