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Windows 7: Repair Corrupted JPG Files

17 Sep 2017   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I downloaded a hex editor and gave it a go. It does seem to my novice eyes with this sort of thing that the files are completely corrupted.

I opened a known good photo in the editor not knowing what to expect to see. It made sense though - it was all hex code 0A 14 etc.

When I opened a corrupted file - and all the other corrupted ones - it was a page full of "F"s.

So I assume this means that the photos are unrecoverable no matter what?

All the best


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17 Sep 2017   #12

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

That's what it sounds like. If the file still had meaningful information in it, it would have different characters, not all 'F's. That's likely why you couldn't recover anything using recovery software.
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