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I've spent all night working on this layout for a client and I'm 100% sure I saved my work — every 5-10 seconds of work I save.

That said. I open up Photoshop today to get some work done I notice that although my layers are there and named, they don't show on the document/canvas.

For example, if I have a text layer with red text, I select the layer and the color thing above in the property pane turns to the colors I gave all my headers — but the actual content (the text in this case) is nowhere on the page.

Keeping on with the troubleshooting, I hit Ctrl0 so I can see the whole document. Then I mouse over one of the layers layers that is acting weird, I mouse over the layer thumbnail, I hit Ctrl and click it so that it can auto select the content on that layers and again, nothing.

Any ideas as to what could be happening?

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Does the appropriate image appear in the layer's thumbnail? When you hit Ctrl + T, does any bounding box show up (even off of the image canvas)? –  Breakthrough May 9 '12 at 18:47
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I'm guessing that you have an opaque layer at the top which is hiding everything behind it. Have you tried hiding all the layers and then unhiding them one at a time? –  paradroid May 9 '12 at 18:48
    
@paranoid, yes i hid ALL the layers and one by one went turning them on/off and nothing. @ breakthrough, yeah no bounding box comes up. ive never had a problem like this b4. –  somdow May 9 '12 at 21:04
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This is caused by bugs in your graphics card driver. Go to Preferences (Ctrl+K) → Performance and uncheck the "Enable GPU" option.

Updating the driver may also work.

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Check if layer filter is not activated (the little red square).

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