OT: recover my photos but can't open them

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Mr.Muppster, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Mr.Muppster

    Mr.Muppster Guest

    Hi all

    Recently my XD card went funny but I managed to recover some photo's using
    'recover my photos' software.

    However, now the JPG files (starting with an underscore) won't open even
    though they appear to be around the correct size.

    Anyone recommend a way or a piece of software for repairing JPG's?


    Mr.Muppster, Feb 11, 2008
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    Elmore Guest

    Do the files still have their .jpg extension? If not then add it. I've
    never gone through this process, but that would be my first thing I'd look
    for. Otherwise I'd go to "Recover my Photos" support.
    Elmore, Feb 11, 2008
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  3. Mr.Muppster

    Mr.Muppster Guest

    All files are recovered with their JPG extension. No amendment needed.
    Mr.Muppster, Feb 11, 2008
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    Rob Morley Guest

    The recovery software modifies the file allocation table to make
    "deleted" entries accessible (the entry itself isn't immediately
    deleted, just flagged as deletable). FAT entries are pointers to where
    a file is, so if the FAT is corrupt the entries may be pointing to the
    wrong location, or even if the entry is correct it could be pointing to
    a location that has been over-written by subsequent data. So the best
    the software can really do is present you with a block of data that
    might be the file you want to recover.
    Rob Morley, Feb 11, 2008
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    Dave Cohen Guest

    Assuming you haven't overwritten the card download from here:

    It's as good as any and if it doesn't recover you are probably out of luck.
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Feb 12, 2008
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