damaged but working psd files

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  1. macmesser macrumors 6502a

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    While running maintenance DiskWarrior found 5 files with damaged resource forks that could not be repaired. These were .psd files which appear to function normally. I don't know anything deep about Photoshop file format nor, for that matter, about Mac file formats in general. I assume the thing to do is open the damaged files in Photoshop and save each as a copy. Or is this even necessary? I had been using them unawares, with no problems.
     
  2. hobowankenobi, May 1, 2018
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    hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

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    Resource Forks....are messy. Scroll down to Compatibility problems to see all the fun. :)

    As I recall a pre-OS X system, largely replaced. Are these images that old (OS 9 or back)?

    The short version is, it is essentially meta data by and for the OS, not the essential data that you the user sees/saves/wants.

    Re-saving may resolve it, but you may see this again if you are using a network store or source that does not support resource forks.

    The good news is, there should be no risk to your images.
     
  3. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. I've come across this a few times in the past and I can confirm that resaving the files fixed it for me. Give it a whirl!
     
  4. dwig macrumors 6502a

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    Resaving the files should resolve the issue, though you may need to save to a different filename or folder in order to keep the OS from pairing the newly saved data file with the old antique defective resource fork.

    Ps doesn't use the resource fork so it will be unconcerned with any related filesystem issues. Ps files are completely cross platform and since Windows doesn't have resource forks Ps doesn't use them on macOS.
     
  5. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for reply. Some were old. Good to know there's no worry.
    --- Post Merged, May 8, 2018 ---
    Thanks. Didn't know PS didn't use the resource fork.
    --- Post Merged, May 8, 2018 ---
    Thanks. Saving fixed for me, too.
     

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