how to restore photos corrupted by a virus

September 1, 2010 at 23:47:17
Specs: Windows Vista
The photos are showing a memory of 500kb etc but when I tried to open them with windows fax viewer, it said unable to generate preview. please suggest me means to restore these photos

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#1
September 2, 2010 at 08:10:03
If they are roughly 500Kb each, then these are pretty hefty images. They are not overly large however.

What is the file extension of the pictures? To find out, right click and check the properties for what format they are in. I would expect them to be 24-bit .jpg or sometime 24-bit .png. More likely the latter.

I would suggest using another image viewer than fax viewer. Even dragging the files into a web browser window is better than that program.

There are lots of free image viewer software programs with slideshow capability. CNet Downloads is one place to start. Read the reviews, don't just pick any old one - shop around. There are so many to choose from, it is hard to suggest - it's a matter of taste.


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#2
September 2, 2010 at 09:30:59
500Kb each is not so hefty for pictures these days. Many cameras shove out images of 3M a go.

Ms Hulot goes horse riding


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#3
September 2, 2010 at 14:17:36
odds are the virus did not corrupt the picture files but did corrupt the files associated with the fax viewer.

Simple test; copy a picture file and view it on another machine.


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#4
September 2, 2010 at 16:00:43
Assuming the picture files themselves are OK (most likely) and you prefer to use the default viewer:

Set yourself to show all file extensions. Go to Control Panel > Folder Options > View
Untick "Hide extensions for known file types" (if you are not already set that way).
It is worth keeping that setting.

Now have a look at what the file extension is for one of your pictures - the chances are that it will be "jpg". If so, download this little fix:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgassofi...

When you unpack it and run the exe file, put a tick in jpg (at least). You might want to search for other picture file types shown, to see if any of those have been hit too.

If you want an alternative viewer IrfanView is very good - free and small.

Ms Hulot goes horse riding


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#5
March 3, 2011 at 00:35:45
hello,
according to my own experience, easeus photo recovery can help you to restore those photos. by the way, it is all free.you can have a try:http://www./datarecoverywizard/free-data-recovery-software.htm

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#6
March 3, 2011 at 00:39:41
i once used easeus photo recovery, it can recover photos, pictures and other files from all data loss problems - recover photos emptied from Recycle Bin, or lost due to software crash, formatted or damaged memory card and hard drive, virus attack, lost partition and other unknown reasons under Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / 7. here is it:http://www.easeus-photorecovery.com/

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