cannot open my jpg pictures in win 7

August 11, 2011 at 04:22:43
Specs: Windows 7
Something happened to currupt my pictures in the My Pictures folder. Checking the details list, all of the pictures were modified on a certain date at a certain time. The problem is only with the My Pictures folder. Other pictures in other folders were not touched. When I try to open the picture file, I get the error message that it is not a valid picture format. Any ideas on how I can hopefully restore the pictures? I did a virus scan and it found nothing.

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August 16, 2011 at 14:59:44
I assume that if one of these files is copied somewhere else it still won't open.

Are they still showing as jpg files?

It's a long shot but try IrfanView (good free viewer). I have sometimes found that this will open faulty files. If you are lucky and it does so, then resave them with IrfanView. You have no need to permanently associate any files with IrfanView because you can do this from the IrfanView Window using browse.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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