Does anybody know why I can’t access the Brushes Palette in Photoshop 7, and how can I fix it?

Due to a recent nasty system issue, I have been unable to access Photoshop 7’s brush palette. All I get are a list of brushes. It is extremely important that I fix this, and Adobe is not helping. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. I’m not exactly sure what you mean, but I have a few suggestions:

    If you mean that the window with the brush tip shapes and styles is missing, try going to Window within Photoshop and making sure Brushes is checked

    If you mean that you select the brush and are then unable to use it on your open picture then try going to Image > Mode and make sure that it is either set on 8bits/channel or 16bits/channel. If your picture is set on 32bits /channel then most of your tools will not function correctly.

    If neither of these relate to the issue you are having then try recreating the preferences file (requires that you have hidden files viewable):

    To re-create the Photoshop Elements preferences file:

    1.Quit Photoshop Elements.
    2.Locate the Adobe Photoshop Elements preferences files. In Photoshop Elements 7.0, there are two preferences files, one for Organizer and one for Editor:
    Vista
    •Users[ user ]AppDataRoamingAdobePhotoshop Elements7.0Organizerpsa.prf
    •Users[ user ]AppDataRoamingAdobePhotoshop Elements7.0EditorPhotoshop Elements 7 Prefs.psp
    XP
    C:Documents and Settings[username]Application DataAdobePhotoshop Elements7.0Organizerpsa.prf
    C:Documents and Settings[username]Application DataAdobePhotoshop Elements7.0EditorAdobe Photoshop Elements 7 Prefs.psp
    3.Rename the extension for the files (for example, to psa.old).
    4.Start Photoshop Elements. Photoshop Elements creates a new preferences file.
    5. If you determine that the preferences file was not the cause then you can use the previously renamed file to restore your custom settings.

    If none of these remedy your situation then I recommend reinstalling Photoshop. There may be corrupt files due to your “system issue”.

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