Just a random check on Adobe Photoshop Community Forums and I found this error message very prominent.

“Could not complete your request because the file format module cannot parse the file”

These messages generally appears when users tries to import a PNG file in Photoshop. But there are yet no exact known reasons for this kind of messages. And we are also waiting for Adobe community to explain the exact reasons.

Our research team has been working on this error for a while now and they have come out with some explanation.

Possible Reasons of “Photoshop Error Cannot Parse File”

  • Our Research team found that one of the possible reason could be the file format modules (the things that allow you to open files of certain types, such as PNG) have become corrupted for whatever reason. They advised doing a virus scan of course, but it could just be that they've become corrupt too. It happens! About fixing the file we tried to change the file format to adobe Photoshop format but it didn`t really work.
  • They also caution us about the possible situation that system DLL used by the loaders is missing/ damaged.
  • Also PNG and GIF file are web images file formats. So virus intrusion is quite possible. For the sake of their life it is recommended that you create proper rules for your virus scanner and firewall to exclude locally created files.

Some third party anti virus tool make files inaccessible by chopping off/ changing a few bytes instead of correctly containing them intact or they may damage the file structure while deep-scanning.

So these are some of the founding by our research team. But of course we did dig in how to fix the Photoshop parsing error and made our software according to that to fix psd file.

Other Photoshop error like Photoshop error 16 can be also resolved using this multitasking software. Learn More >>

The problem is when you save the affected file format in PSD, due to missing information about the file formation , it can`t be edited. Fix Psd File Tool is modified accordingly to mend the PSD file.

Fix PSD File Tool

To fix PSD (Photoshop document) which is not parsing in Photoshop, you can utilize this software. The software completely works on read only mode, so you don`t need to worry because our software will not harm your file. You can repair the damaged PSD file and get the image file as it was before bit by bit.

This software is fully trusted and doesn`t allow any third party malware program to sneak in. This tool occupies really a meager space in your hard drive.

Fix PSD software has the ability to repair corrupt or broken PSD and PDD files created using Abode Photoshop 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, CS, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6 versions.The repair engine of this Adobe Photoshop CS5 error repair tool is equipped with advanced algorithms that helps you to repair broken PSD file. The software runs in different version of Windows OS such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Win Vista, Windows XP, 2007, 2003, etc. as well as Mac versions Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard.

Follow these steps to know How to Fix Photoshop Error Cannot Parse File:


Step 1: Download and install PSD file fixer tool on your machine. Then, run the software to get main screen which provides “Browse” option to choose Photoshop  error file and then hit on “Repair” option as illustrated in Figure 1.

Photoshop error cannot parse file - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, the tool will scan the seleted PSD file and repair it as illustrated in Figure 2.

Photoshop error cannot parse file- Repairing Process

Figure 2: Repairing Process

Step 3:Once the repair process gets completed, you will be able to preview the helathy PSD file along with its layers and mark files by using “Preview” option as illustrated in Figure 3.

Photoshop error cannot parse file - Preview Repaired PSD File

Figure 3: Preview Repaired PSD File