Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Verify integrity of JPG files

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Hi all. Today I looked at an old folder of family pics that I once scanned into my pc. To my horror quite a lot of them would not load and came up as 'not a valid Jpeg file'.


I checked another older backup of the same pics and had the same issue. Seems that somewhere along the line a backup has corrupted and I have continued to regularly back up, oblivious to that.


I'm VERY worried that I may have lost a lot of my precious family pics along the way. So, without going through each one individually (there are thousands)

Is there any program that would go through them and check their integrity? (ie, confirm they are valid files).


Any other ideas?



  • 0




    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 7,151 posts
Hello Chrisauk,

Sorry to here this

How do I open a corrupt JPG file?
Open With Paint
Click the "File" menu, and then click "Open." Navigate to the location on your hard drive where the corrupted JPEG is stored. Select the image, and then click the "Open" button. If the image opens correctly in Paint, your file is most likely not corrupted.

I found this too


Unfortunately its for Linux

I'll keep looking around for a windows version.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP