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u10b_coach

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I am running Windows XP pro (sp 2). When I try to open a photo it launches Windows picture and Fax viewer and says "No preview available".
I have tried to open in Photo shop and it states, "Because a JPEG marker segment lenght is too short (the file may be truncated or incomplete)".
The file sizes seem appropriate.
I appear to have lost a lot of family photos that are priceless. Can anyone offer any advise?
I will attach a photo for you review.
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Hi u10b_coach...

Are these photos on you hard drive or removable media? Can you post a sampe file name, including the extension, here for me?

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They were taken with a Sony digital camera and most not renamed. DSC00002.jpg
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Sorry, they are on my hard drive.
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See if InfranView will open any of the bad ones. I have had some success with this application opening corrupt images that other apps won't.
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It stated that it could not open the file, unknow header. The prevailing theory with the geeeks I work with is, there is a virus that stips the header inof on these files. Cant prove them wrong yet.
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Oh yeah...it's a header problem for sure. Sometimes a less finicky image editor will open them, though. The two I've used with the most success are the aforementioned and AcDsee. Another trick I've had work is to save the file as a BMP, and open it in Paint...then save it as a jpeg.

There are services available that specialize in this sort of thing, but they are kinda spendy.

Would you mind attaching an image here for me to play with?
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Here is a picture I am having issue with. I don't see the attachment. I browed to it, then clicked [bleep] this attachment. then posted,,,,what do I need to do differentl?

Edited by u10b_coach, 18 July 2006 - 11:04 PM.

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E-mail it to me...I'll PM you my address.
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Here is a picture I am having issue with. I don't see the attachment. I browed to it, then clicked [bleep] this attachment. then posted,,,,what do I need to do differentl?



I tried opening in paint and that program will not open the file.
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Have you gotten my PM?
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I sent you a photo to work with. I tried IrfanView. It stated it could not read the header view.
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did you at any time try to rename these photos while they were in ......My Pictures folder....if you did they changed. if thats the case you have to change them back to there original name
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I did not change the file names. They were downloaded directly from the camera to the computer. It is possible that there may be multile instances of the same file name in the MY pictures folder.
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if there were same instances you wouldve been ask to over write the files

did you delete or reformat your camera is there a way to retrieve any from camera

i think some repairs for lost files can be done with your xp cd

a moderator like wannabe1 can help you with that
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