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Windows 7: Corrupted jpg? Best program to view?

31 May 2013   #1
mrbongo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Corrupted jpg? Best program to view?

So I'm having a clean up of my laptop files and have a folder of photos from when I did a recovery last year after a failed hard drive. I have never been able to view these images since I recovered them and now am attempting to save them.

I have images set to open with Windows Photo Viewer which tells me it can't open as it doesn't support the file format.

Having looked into the properties of the photos, there is no exif data from the image so I'm not too hopeful about saving them.

Wondered if there's any tried and tested programs out there that are able to do anything with these or are they bound for the recycle bin?

Thanks in advance.


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31 May 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

Have you given the free google Picasa a try?

If not, that may help you.
Picasa
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31 May 2013   #3
mrbongo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Have you given the free google Picasa a try?

If not, that may help you.
Picasa
Hi, thanks, but in Picasa it doesn't find the jpg's, have tried adding from the folder they are in but nothing happened.
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31 May 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try this - open one of the pictures with Paint and 'save as' in .jpg or .png.
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31 May 2013   #5
mrbongo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Try this - open one of the pictures with Paint and 'save as' in .jpg or .png.
"Paint cannot read this file.
This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported."
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31 May 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, sorry. I guess it was worth a try. Looks like those files are really shot.
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31 May 2013   #7
mrbongo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

This is all the info found in Properties>Details when I right click on thumbnails:


Attached Thumbnails
-corruptedjpg.jpg  
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31 May 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This file is extremely small. 11.6KB is too few bytes for a picture. There must be a lot of bits missing.
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31 May 2013   #9
mrbongo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I wondered that too.

I think when I recovered all the stuff from my broken hard drive that it compressed stuff or something, can't quite recall, think I used a Ubuntu boot disk and transferred out most of it onto a small drive. I may still have them on there 'undisturbed', so to speak.
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01 Jun 2013   #10
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There's a small possibility the extension, .jpg, is incorrectly attached. I use XnView which has a high range of format-viewing abilities. Viewing Properties through XnView might reveal the actual format. I lucked out one time when a common extension, .jpg, of a picture file I had viewed and downloaded wouldn't show. When Properties indicated a different format, I changed the extension to that and the picture showed up. You can, of course, change the extension without the need to install XnView.
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