Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Autosave file not valid ...

Autosave file not valid ...

Autosave file not valid ...

I was using PSP 9 when we had a power failure. When the power came back I opened PSP and got this message: Autosave file is not valid or has been damaged.

Now every time I open PSP I get this message. Does anyone know how to fix it? Is there a file I need to delete or something?

Thank you for any help you can give me. smile

RE: Autosave file not valid ...

I'm not familiar with this problem but you might be able to fix it by resetting the preferences as the power failure might have caused the program's registry to become corrupt.

I believe that in PSP 9 it is already under File - Preferences - Reset Preferences; if not, hit Ctrl + Alt when the program is about to start - if you hit the keys at the right moment (as soon as you click the program's icon to start it) you'll get a box asking if you want to delete the registry settings.

-- In case you need to follow the Ctrl + Alt method, save your workspace (if you haven't yet) because all your settings will be lost.

RE: Autosave file not valid ...

Thank you so much, jconingham! You pointed me in the right direction. I decide to check under Autosave in PSP Help. And lo & behold ... look what I found:

Note: To find out where Paint Shop Pro saves the autosaved files, select File > Preferences > File Locations and select the Undo/Temporary Files folder from the File Type list.

So I went to my temp directory & deleted all the files in there today. Had a a lot of files, haven't deleted them in a while. big smile Then I opened PSP and the message didn't come up!

Thanks again for you help. I would never have found the answer without it. Maybe my answer will help someone else some time.

RE: Autosave file not valid ...

Oops, so sorry I skipped a step in my explanation.  blushing      

After I found the note under Autosave in Help, I went to PSP and checked the file location for Undo/Temporary Files folder. I found it was in My Documents \ Temp folder. So THEN i went & deleted all the files.

Sorry about that!

RE: Autosave file not valid ...

I'm happy I was able to help somehow - you really found your way around ;)

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close