Recovering Corrupt JPG File

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Major Malfunction, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. I was cleaning out the closet the other day and came across some old, circa
    1992, floppies with a program called PhotoFinish. I have no need for the
    program, a photo editor, but it did come with several floppies worth of JPG
    images, mostly photos. After copying the images to my hard drive, I used the
    Browser in PSCS to get an idea of what they looked like. A few, maybe 10 out
    of the 200, were not viewable. If I tried to open the image, I received a
    message that the file was "truncated or corrupt". I tried several viewers
    with the same result. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might
    recover these files?

    Major Malfunction, Dec 18, 2003
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    Stephan Guest

    Try IrfanView (free)
    It is not a picky as PS.

    Stephan, Dec 18, 2003
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  3. Already tried it and got the same result. I was hoping if I could read it I
    could save the image with another name. I've also tried IE Explorer and some
    other free ware / share ware viewers. I think the age of the media I pulled
    the images from may be responsible for the corruption.
    Major Malfunction, Dec 18, 2003
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    mscir Guest

    is your photo file posted on the web anywhere for people to experiment
    mscir, Dec 18, 2003
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    J C Guest

    If it is a defective disk, then running the disk through Norton Disk
    Doctor could work. It has save my butt plenty of times.

    But I gotta say, if you've 200 jpgs on FLOPPY, my gut tells me that
    they're really crappy anyway and probably not worth the trouble...
    partcularly when you could get 1000's by buying a really cheap clip
    art suite.

    -- JC
    J C, Dec 18, 2003
  6. It's spread across three floppies. Actually, I'm not overly concerned about
    these, I'm just trying to enlarge the collection I have. As I first said,
    these are from a program I acquired in the Dark Ages of 1992 or there
    abouts. It's more of a learning process to meet the challenge of trying to
    recover than salvaging something irreplaceable.

    I'm in the process now of organizing and reviewing what I already own before
    I spring for another collection. I've got clip art going back to what came
    bundled with WordPerfect for Windows 3.1 plus I literally inherited another
    collection. Once I get this sorted out, then I'll see if there is something
    I really need.

    As for the Norton Disk Doctor suggestion, I don't own that program. I'll
    check TUCOWS and see if there is a similar shareware utility I can use.
    Don't know why I didn't think of that before :-{(
    Major Malfunction, Dec 19, 2003
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    Husky Guest

    get irfanview and view one of the images in hex view to see what type file it
    is. This is assuming irfanview doesn't automatically open it as is. Then you'll
    have a starting point to figuring out what type files they are. from the age it
    would make sense they're gif. or something commodore. iff maybe. And can handle iff just fine.

    more pix @
    Husky, Dec 19, 2003
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