Cannot view Micro SD card JPEGs belonging to deceased son

November 3, 2015 at 13:36:17
Specs: Windows 7 Pro
My son was killed in Cambodia and we have managed to get his camera back. The micro sd card has over 1000 JPEG images all showing size in KB, but some 450 when opened show the following message:
"Windows Photo viewer can't open this picture because the file appears to be damaged, corrupted or is to large"
We have failed to open these JPEG's on various PC's laptop's and using various card readers. SD card has been checked and appears fine! It is important to us to see these images so help guidance and advice to view these JPEG's is appreciated.

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#1
November 3, 2015 at 14:56:43
It doesn't sound hopeful without using a professional service I'm afraid. However, another poster managed to rescue many pictures using this - he'd tried several other recovery programs first:
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/downloa...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
November 3, 2015 at 16:31:11
Are you able to see the photos on the camera itself? Is the default program set to the same on all of the computers? I remember having this problem on XP computers and then again on Windows 7. There was a Registry hack (which of course I can't now remember, ) but you could try opening the files with another program.

You could use Windows Paint, but here's a good photo viewing program, and it's free: http://www.irfanview.com/ Just install that, and when prompted to associate default file types, to be safe select all graphic files.

Please post back and let us know how you make out on this. Good luck...

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#3
November 3, 2015 at 17:35:34
If you manage to view a file with IrfanView, immediately re-save it somewhere else, such as on the hard disk. At odd times I've known IrfanView to read files with corrupted headers.

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#4
November 4, 2015 at 16:14:05
Someone just posted this on another thread. Can't vouch for it personally:
http://download.cnet.com/Disk-Drill...

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#5
October 24, 2016 at 02:37:23
I had the same problem. Thank you Derek, for the recommendation! I've recovered my deleted photos. BTW, this tutorial really helped me to understand the data recovery process: http://www.cleverfiles.com/micro-sd-card-recovery.html

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