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Ok, im sorry if this is in the wrong place but i couldnt find anywhere better.

I have a load of images stored on my hard-drive from a digi camera and during a few problems with our pc, i thought we nearly lost them all. But apparently they were recovered. Now i can see the icons for these images and they do take up space, but any imaging programs i try wont recognise them at all. They say that they are .JPG files but as i said, programs wont recognise them as valid.

If theyre taking up space, surely there is info there.

Is there another way to open these files ??


Any help appreciated..
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If you have not already used Irfanview, it is worth a look, it does try to rename a corrupt jpeg to display it

http://fileforum.bet...iew/967963863/1

Install the plug ins as well

http://fileforum.bet...ns/1099412658/1
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Thanks a mill Keith but it doesnt seem to work. I just dont understand how the files can be takin up space but still not open.... ??
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With Tune Up, click file recovery and destruction, click Tune Up Undelete, scan the drive, select show only files in good condition, then either restore to the original location if it is still on the drive, or create a folder in my documents, restore to this then move them if they are OK

You can run the other things after this if you want to make the most of the free trial

Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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I tried that, i doesnt locate the files as deleted or if theres anything wrong with them. Ive zipped one of the images and attached it to this post.

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Hi and thanks for the image,

It appears after a quick look with a hexeditor that the file headers are corrupt. File headers for JPG files contain info such as how the image was compressed, the resolution, etc... Sometimes this can spell the end for the images, but there may be a chance at recovery. Do you have any images from this collection (or that camera) that work and can be opened? Basically, we need an image file that has a non-corrupt header to use to fix the other image files. For the "uncorrupted" file, it would need to be from the same digital camera and have been shot at the same resolution (or "number of stars" in some cameras). Let us know if you have any uncorrupt pics from this collection and please post one if so.

Cheers,
Tom

I tried that, i doesnt locate the files as deleted or if theres anything wrong with them. Ive zipped one of the images and attached it to this post.


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Tried with a few programmes, same error, file is incomplete. Will send the link to a few others to see if they have any ideas
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.......Do you have any images from this collection (or that camera) that work and can be opened? Basically, we need an image file that has a non-corrupt header to use to fix the other image files. For the "uncorrupted" file, it would need to be from the same digital camera and have been shot at the same resolution........any uncorrupt pics from this collection and please post one if so......T
Tom



Yeah, thanks for the response guys, i really appreciate it.
I have a lot of pics from the same camera, they are pics that wudve been uploaded (from the same camera) at the exact same time as the corrupt ones...

I've tried to zip a few of the pics that do work from the same folder as the corrupt ones but they wont compress small enough to attach here, i cud easily email one f these files (about 1.6-2.2Mb)....
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Go to You Send It

http://www.yousendit.com/

Enter your e-mail as the recipient address, browse for an image, send it, paste the link (shown after you press send) here
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Here's the link:

http://s52.yousendit...JX0B50P9L68HI38


Thanks,
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i have the same type of issue my drive died and i recovered my data but all my jpegs are corrupt like no file header< how is the fix for this coming so far??

PLEASE HELP!!
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