Solved Causes & How to avoid Damaged jpeg picture files

July 1, 2012 at 04:09:01
Specs: Windows 7
1. What causes jpeg files to become damaged?? and 2. is there anything I can do to help prevent it from happening? 3.Can they be restored? I have several pictures damaged. Thank you

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July 1, 2012 at 17:13:44
A couple of long shots:

Firstly, copy them to some other folder to see if they are the same when double clicked from there.

Secondly, I have sometimes found that damaged pictures will open in IrfanView if nothing else. It is a good free viewer but if you don't want to keep it just download and install it to see if it gives the same bad results. You don't need to associate files with it just to try - open the viewer and find them from there. If it views any of them properly then get it to save them again.

I don't know the reason for the damage and can only imagine there was some Windows giitch that shot through the system and messed them up. It's unusual but a pain if it happens.

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#1
July 1, 2012 at 04:33:49
Are these photos on a camera, PC or some other device? What appears (if anything) when you try to open them (partial image, garbage, etc.)? If applicable, what program are you trying to open them with?

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#2
July 1, 2012 at 13:49:20
They are on a pc. I open them with windows photo gallery. Some pictures are missing the bottom half and others have lines running through em. They all look look good in thumbnails. Thanks

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#3
July 1, 2012 at 14:24:44
What happens if you go to where the "actual picture files" are stored (probably in the Pictures folder) and double click one of them there?

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#4
July 1, 2012 at 16:59:12
They open and are damaged.

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#5
July 1, 2012 at 17:13:44
✔ Best Answer
A couple of long shots:

Firstly, copy them to some other folder to see if they are the same when double clicked from there.

Secondly, I have sometimes found that damaged pictures will open in IrfanView if nothing else. It is a good free viewer but if you don't want to keep it just download and install it to see if it gives the same bad results. You don't need to associate files with it just to try - open the viewer and find them from there. If it views any of them properly then get it to save them again.

I don't know the reason for the damage and can only imagine there was some Windows giitch that shot through the system and messed them up. It's unusual but a pain if it happens.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
July 1, 2012 at 17:20:45
For others:

I editted #5 to add the first part (about copying files) and when I had finished I found #5 marked as Best Answer.

In view of this, unless the poster comes back, it seems likely that the second suggestion (using IrfanView) fixed the problem, rather than copying the files.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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