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Abrmate 1.1 Error

Abrmate 1.1 is a great piece of software for opening and viewing abr files as well as for converting abr files to PS7. However there is one file that will not open for me in abrmate. The file in question was downloaded as a free brush file for photoshop from brusheezy.com. The brushes are spotlight brushes and the abr is IES_Brushs_JayVickery.abr. When I try to open the file with abrmate, I receive an error stating "Issue reading brush file, the file may be protected". I made sure the file was not read only, and still I can't open the file. I contacted the author of the file, but he was not familiar with abrmate and could not offer any help. The author did verify that the file was created with CS5.
So I was wondering if anyone has had problems opening abr files with abrmate 1.1. If you have any suggestions or solutions, they would be greatly apprectiated.
I have also submitted a bug fix request on the texturemate.com site.

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I have not worked on the abrmate project in a couple years and the newer .abr files from Photoshop may have changed. If I get some time, I will look to download the file in question and start investigating abrmate's compatibility with Photoshop CS5 brush files.

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Joined: 01/10/2017
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Thanks for responding to my post.
The file that I attached with my original post is the only file that has given me any trouble with abrmate. If you decide to look at the problem, I wouldn't spend a lot of time on it. I was able to find another abr file with similar spotlight brushes. So if you can fix it, great. If not, no sweat because as I mentioned this was the only troublesome file.
Thanks for your time,

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