I've had some help on this in the past, people looking at a coruppted, system restore recovered, .AEP file I need restored which may seem possible? This was the thread from last year.
"Looking at your file, all the data appears pretty jumbled and lacks the typical recognizable formatting for AE. The overall structure seems to match that of a typical AE project, the binary encoding is just completely off."
If you view the old thread, you will notice I have tried a vast array of methods to try and open the file. None of them worked.
Does the Adobe AE Dev team have tools to repair header files from old an old CS3.AEP file? Or is there a specific help team at Adobe who can assit me ?