Fix: Could Not Complete Your Request Because It Is Not a Valid Photoshop Document

Updated on March 04, 2020

Download Remo Photoshop Repair software and reliably fix not a valid Photoshop document error in just few clicks. You just have to perform 3 simple steps- Browse-> Repair-> Save. Download and try now for free..!


Many users report getting "Could not complete your request because it is not a valid photoshop document" error when trying to open their PSD and PDD image files with Adobe Photoshop. Both Windows and Mac users are facing this error message now and then while trying to open their PSD files in Photoshop. You need to fix the issue at the earliest to open or editing your valid photoshop file.

If you are a victim of the above said error with your Photoshop document, then here's a solution to fix "Cannot open not a valid photoshop document" error in your Photoshop file. Remo Repair PSD tool fixes any issues with the Photoshop PSD, and PDD files quite easily and brings back your Photoshop files to a healthy state. To know how, just keep reading the guide..!

If indeed the file actually is a PSD file and Photoshop application refuses to open it, then the Photoshop document has been corrupted or damaged. In such case, you need an advanced tool to repair PSD file in order to make the file readable in Photoshop.

Tool to fix not a valid Photoshop document - Remo Repair PSD

Equipped with user friendly interface, Remo Repair PSD program makes Photoshop file repair process clear and easy for you. Even, a non-technical user will be able to fix PSD file showing error- “cannot open because it is not a valid Photoshop document” and turns corrupted PSD file into readable one with just couple of mouse clicks. Moreover, the software is inculcated with read-only algorithms that will only extract data from the damaged PSD file and fix errors without damaging the source file.

Steps to Fix Not a Valid Photoshop Document Error:

To effective repaircannot open not a valid Photoshop document” error in your PSD file, download Remo Repair PSD software and install it to your Windows computer. Now just follow below explained steps to make PSD file readable.


Step 1: Launch Remo Repair PSD and select the location of your unreadable Photoshop file using “Browse” option, then click on “Repair” button

Browse PSD file that is to be fixed and click Repair button

Step 2: Tool starts repairing not a valid Photoshop document or any other error message in the selected Photoshop file which you can see via progress bar

View fixing progress by looking at the progress bar

Step 3: After completion of repair process, click “Preview” to see the repaired PSD file and save the fixed error-free Photoshop file using “Save” option

Preview repaired image file


Remo Repair PSD comes handy

  • To fix Photoshop errors like "Could not complete your request because the file-format module cannot parse the file", "The file is not readable", “Could not complete your request because the file is not compatible with this version of Photoshop", etc.
  • For repairing PSD or PDD which is unreadable due to any reasons
  • When PSD header gets corrupt due to application crash or mishandling
  • To fix unexpected end of file Photoshop error

Whatever may be the causes for not opening Photoshop document, you can easily fix those problems using Remo Repair PSD application. It provides 24*7 free technical support for solving issues which you may face while installing or repairing PSD/PDD file.

Other benefits of Remo Repair PSD software

Remo Repair PSD utility fixes severely corrupted Photoshop files with retaining its color mode such as RGB color, Indexed color, CMYK, Bitmap and so on. Compatible to repair Photoshop files created on all popular versions of Photoshop application. Some of the eye striking features of this software are:

  • Damaged or broken PSD/PDD files will be repaired with this tool
  • Recovers individual layers and mask files of unreadable Photoshop document by fixing it
  • Easily fix PSD file with depth of 1, 8, 16 and 32 bits per channel
  • Allows you to repair oversized Photoshop document which is corrupted