psd files not opening in layers

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Feb 13, 2021 Feb 13, 2021

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I just got a new desktop.  All my files were transferred over to my new desktop including old psd files from Adobe Photoshop 7 that were saved properly as psd file with layers checked as I have worked on them even as recently as last week.  I had to install Photoshop 2021 on my new desktop and I can see and open the psd files but when I open them they open without any layers.  Just one image/layer as if it is a jpg

I'm not a power user of Photoshop, but I do simple project, I can't figure out why my layers aren't showing where so I can swap out pictures in my templates.

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Feb 13, 2021 Feb 13, 2021

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Any message in photoshop elements when opening the psd files?

 

If you still have access to photoshop 7, do the exact same psd files open with the layers intact?

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Feb 14, 2021 Feb 14, 2021

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The files open fine, and show as .psd files. No errors, but then they just
look like an image no layers.

I was able to reloaded Photoshop Elements 7 on my new desktop and am able
to open the same files there in the proper format with layers. But I still
don't understand why Photoshop 2021 is not showing me the layers.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

This is an example, opens up fine in 7 where I can use the template and add
pics. In 2021 all the layers are missing and I can't use it.

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Can you show a screenshot from photoshop elements 7 and photoshop elements 2021 with the same file open?

 

Or better yet could you provide one of the actual files for us to test?

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