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Hello! I was working on a file a day ago, saved it then was working on it again last night and saved it again before my computer froze and I had to do restart it. I opened paint.net today and when I go to open the file, it tells me "There was an error opening the file. C:\Users\{my user}\Pictures\Saint Seiya\Whi Su wip.pdn"

 

When I click show details, it gives me this:

 

Application version: paint.net 4.2.11

System.FormatException: file is not a valid paint.net document
   at PaintDotNet.Document.FromStream(Stream stream) in D:\src\pdn\src\Data\Document.cs:line 1328
   at PaintDotNet.FileType.Load(Stream input) in D:\src\pdn\src\Data\FileType.cs:line 527
   at PaintDotNet.Functional.Func.Eval[T1,TRet](Func`2 f, T1 arg1) in D:\src\pdn\src\Base\Functional\Func.cs:line 158

 

Can someone please help me? I really don't want to restart this piece for I put a lot of time and effort into it. Thank you.

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Hello @SkullQueenLoritta and Welcome to the forum :)

 

The only thing I can think of is that it didn't save properly the 2nd time you 'saved it'.  It may have 'saved' to .png?  I would try to search your computer for words similar to what you originally used.  Like 'Saint Seiya" and see what comes up.  Otherwise it's probably gone.  This happens to everyone on here and can be so annoying 🤪

 

P.S.  Also try, when in Paint.net, go to > File > Open Recent.

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8 hours ago, Pixey said:

Hello @SkullQueenLoritta and Welcome to the forum :)

 

The only thing I can think of is that it didn't save properly the 2nd time you 'saved it'.  It may have 'saved' to .png?  I would try to search your computer for words similar to what you originally used.  Like 'Saint Seiya" and see what comes up.  Otherwise it's probably gone.  This happens to everyone on here and can be so annoying 🤪

 

P.S.  Also try, when in Paint.net, go to > File > Open Recent.

I checked the folder(The one labeled Saint Seiya) it saved to the first time and it's still in that folder. I checked the file extension as well and it shows that it is still a .pdn file. I went to > File > Open Recent(which I do everytime) to get the image and that was when it gave me the error code.

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Try renaming it to end in .png and see if it works. That's a common mistake (that is, accidentally saving as PNG type into a .pdn file)

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53 minutes ago, Rick Brewster said:

Try renaming it to end in .png and see if it works. That's a common mistake (that is, accidentally saving as PNG type into a .pdn file)

I tried that as well. File explorer/pictures wouldn't even open it.

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Send the file

 

On 5/27/2020 at 2:29 AM, SkullQueenLoritta said:

I tried that as well. File explorer/pictures wouldn't even it.

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