Why all my photos are corrupted?

Nero Version 9
March 27, 2015 at 12:18:50
Specs: Windows 7
Hi

All my photos are corrupted.When I try to open the photos I get:"windows photo viewer can't open picture because the file appears to be damaged"
what is te reason for that?
what is the qickest way to reair the photos?

Best regards


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#1
March 27, 2015 at 14:00:28
It's hard to say what causes corruption - many possible causes.

Are your backups the same?

If you go direct to the picture file (usually in Pictures) and double click a picture file does that do the same?

If you save a new picture then double click it does that work or also say it is corrupted?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
March 27, 2015 at 15:57:56
It's possible that the picture viewer is corrupted. Try a different viewer like Irfanview, it's free and in my opinion works better that the built in picture viewer.

http://www.irfanview.com/

Where are these pictures stored, on your hard drive, thumb drive,etc?


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#3
March 27, 2015 at 16:06:35
To add to THX 1138 post.
In the odd case I've found that IrfranView can open a mildly corrupted file, which you can then save again as a working copy.

Double clicking a saved file (as per my #1) should verify whether or not the basic issue is with the viewer or the file.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
March 27, 2015 at 20:45:52
Maybe a quick scan with Malwarebytes is in order to be sure that it isn't malware effecting your ability to open them and the files may be fine.

Try copying one of those files and try it on another computer to see if it can be properly opened. It is unlikely that many files of one type are bad, even if the drive is beginning to go, all segments will not be going bad together and from the sound of it, your other systems appear to be working.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 27, 2015 at 20:52:04
Did these same photos previously open OK on that computer or is this the first time you've had a look at them? How did they get on your computer--card reader or cabled through a USB port? You may want to try copying them over again.

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#6
March 29, 2015 at 20:25:29
Hi

The files infected with Cryptowall virus and cannot be repaired


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#7
March 29, 2015 at 20:45:53
Hopefully you have a back up copy on an external drive of all of your important files and photos.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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