undo .jpg to .bat extension

Microsoft Windows vista home premium w/s...
January 11, 2010 at 12:28:14
Specs: Windows Vista
Renamed picture files with .jpg extention to .bat extention to hide them from prying eyes. Now i try to undo this change by chnaging the extentions back to .jpg but the pictures will no longer open, or just show a thumbnail size picture.
Any suggestions to resolve this stupid move?

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#1
January 11, 2010 at 13:17:07
Which program are you trying to open those problematic jpg files with ?

Tufenuf


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#2
January 11, 2010 at 16:07:00
I've found that IrfanView (a good freebie viewer) can often open difficult jpg files. I've then resaved them and they were OK afterwards. Best use a slightly different file name - just in case. No certainty it will work but nothing lost trying.

some other bloke...


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#3
January 11, 2010 at 22:55:32
Tried several programs to open the files: Windows Picture and fax viewer, Photosuite 3 pro, MS Paint, Canon Zoombrowser EX, Olympus Camedia Master, Internet explorer.

None of these can open the .bat or renamed (to .jpg) image.


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#4
January 12, 2010 at 09:35:17
Did you try IrfanView? They would have to carry the jpg extension whatever.

some other bloke...


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#5
January 14, 2010 at 05:31:06
Tried IRFanview. Pictures still open as thumbnails only, while file sizes are still original (10MB). somehow I've managed to save one of the images by messing around with the file extensions. Somehow for this one file I managed to trick IRFANVIEW into reading it as a RAW file. It's a pity that hasn't worked for the other images though. Any suggestions as in how to trick the program this way?

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#6
January 14, 2010 at 10:51:04
Thinking aloud (or maybe clutching at straws), I wonder what would happen if you sent one, renamed to jpg, to another machine, or even emailed them to yourself. It might prove something - who knows.

I realise they are probably personal but if you wish I could always have a look at one to see if I can manage to fix it somehow. In which case send me a Personal Message (PM) with your email addy. Don't put it in text on here or the spammers engines will find it and you'll get junk mail forever.

some other bloke...


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#7
January 18, 2010 at 09:41:05
Have to abandon this recovery process as I'll be out of internet coverage for the next few months.

Thanks for the help!


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