Digital pics corrupted?

Lenovo T60
January 12, 2009 at 14:18:56
Specs: Windows XP, dont know
Half of my pics no longer open with my previous graphics importer or with a browser and half my pics are working with no problems. I thought the reg editor may be corrupt. Is this possible? How can I fix it without losing those pictures?

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January 12, 2009 at 14:47:27
Please state what importer you are talking about. :)

About the files, then I don't think it's the req editor. It could be possible that your files got infected with something. If it's a virus, then you could get some serius problems checking the files at another computer, but I'm afraid that you have to take the risk at first round. Do you have an old computer or a download computer which you wouldn't mind if got infected? I'm talking about actually be prepared to reinstall everything if something goes wrong, and then test all you pictures on another computer.


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January 12, 2009 at 14:56:10
what is the file format [extension of the file] of those that you can open vs those you can not?

you are not losing the pictures just the file associations used to open them.

Sounds like you file associations are messed up. Pretty common happening for those playing with registry cleaners/editors or you have been hit with malware/virus

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January 12, 2009 at 16:32:29
the file formats are jpg and bmp.
As I mentioned before both those formats have working and non-working pictures. I forgot to mention that if I open microsoft movie maker the pictures appear but are distorted. Would that mean the associations are corrupt? Should I run a virus scan?
I don't have a download computer.

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January 12, 2009 at 19:13:38
Where are the files located? On an external drive, by chance?

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January 13, 2009 at 07:28:29
go to a cmd prompt and for each partition {c:, d:..] run chkdsk /r and answer yes to the question. Reboot so check disk runs. It will check for file table corruption.

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