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CalicaCJA

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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.

 

Thank you

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Did you try Disk check in that hard disk?

 

connect it to the pc and note it drive name for ex.) D:

First Go to start--> In search box type "cmd.exe" (without quotes)-->in list appear as cmd.exe-->right click on it-->run as administrator--> it shows like C:\Windows\system32> and type D: and press enter then type command chkdsk /f /r and press enter


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Hi, thanks for the response - I have now disk checked all drives. No errors were found, but no new images have been corrupt as yet, so fingers crossed!

 

Thank you


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What about old ones? Did you copy the old images in flash drive and try it on another pc?


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