Photoshop CS3 can't open files

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Nikky28 Posts 4 Registration date Tuesday January 8, 2008 Status Member Last seen March 7, 2008 - Updated on Apr 25, 2018 at 02:22 PM
 ChandrashekharPatra - Dec 13, 2018 at 01:44 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm pretty new to this kind of site and forum and in desperate need of help...

I edit images in Photoshop CS3, until last night every function performed beautifully... Here is my problem, step by step:

I launch Photoshop CS3 successfully
I click "File"
I then click "Open"

The open windows pops up for a sec but then immediately closes! I don't even have time to see my files in the window, and of course to select anything!)

The Photoshop CS3 title bar then "mutes" and I can't make it active again
and just have to shut down Photoshop and restart it again.

The weird thing is that the other commands (New, Browse, etc.) work properly!

I'm a graphist designer and I'm used to work with Photoshop a lot, so this is a very serious issue for me. If there's anyone out there who can keep me from becoming really crazy with this issue, I would really appreciate.

Thanks.
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I had a co-worker with this problem and it was solved by doing this:

-press ESC after attempting to open a file
-pressing CTRL+SHIFT+S (save-as) supposedly resizes the window to it's default size.

Let me know if that works or not. This is just what I heard.
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Yes, it worked!!!!
Thank you oshimagun.
Only deleting preference file didnt work.
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AHH! This has worked for me!! I have been searching online for about an hour and finally found a solution to my problem! I had tried "trashing" preferences but that was not the solution. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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