Hi – I’m looking for some assistance.
I have a problem with some of my photos (jpegs) on the computer. They have always been stored on an external USB hard drive in folders, and used to be fine. Then a while ago I put them are on an NAS drive so they could be accessed by all our computers. This was ok until some started to become corrupt – colours would be mixed up or large portions of the image became just one colour.
This seems to happen randomly with some images in a folder, whether I view them with Windows Explorer or Windows Photo Gallery. It started happening when the computers were running Windows 7 – they’re now on Windows 10 and it still happens. It happens when I view them across the network or on images directly on the computers internal drive.
Most of the damaged images look damaged when you view the thumbnail in Windows Explorer. A few thumbnails look fine until you open the image up, then you can see it’s corrupted. Most of the time when you open a folder, the images look fine for a split second when they first appear, then they corrupt.
It is now getting to the stage where I am too worried to actually view my photos as I don’t want to damage any more.
It has been happening on at least 3 separate Win 10 desktop PCs. Virus scans come up clean. It has also happened with images taken on a digital camera, smartphone and actual photos scanned into the computer.
I have attached some images as examples.
Any ideas why this is happening would be much appreciated, and any suggestions how I can repair damaged photos.