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Damaged Image Files

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by theabbot, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. theabbot

    theabbot Thread Starter

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    I have a really weird problem. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium. I have a Cannon Rebel XT EOS 350D camera. Until recently I had no problems downloading images from the camera to the computer. Recently I downloaded pictures and then viewed them in Windows photo gallery. Initially the thumbnails appeared fine. Then as I watched each image changed and the files themselves were damaged. I tried to open them in Photoshop and got a message that said "This document may be damaged (the file may be truncated or incomplete". Since then that has happened each time I tried to download images.

    I have tried using Nero to download and view the files with the same result. I have tried downloading them and then immediately opening them in Photoshop without viewing them, but again got the same error message.

    I have been unable to find anything about this problem doing internet searches. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. jdean

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    Have you tried using a card reader, instead of downloading directly from the camera?
     
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    There was a thread on a file corruption using card readers in this forum causing JPG corruption. Some people resolved that by unplugging every USB peripheral except the reader.

    Your thread appears to be about the thumbnails and the image changing as you watch? It's discussed in this thread on the microsoft forums. Over 200 posts and no real fix.

    http://forums.microsoft.com/technet...&siteid=17&sb=0&d=1&at=7&ft=11&tf=0&pageid=13

    Don't know what else to say. Maybe add your tale to the above.

    Are the images on the card corrupted afterwards too? Will they download OK on an XP PC?
     
  4. theabbot

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    Reply to jdean: I had not tried using the card reader. Turns out that it appears to work. Makes a good work-around. Thanks for the idea.
     
  5. theabbot

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    Reply to mrss:

    My camera was plugged in through a USB hub. I plugged it directly into a USB port and it imported 205 files and corrupted 3. Go figure. Before it was corrupting all of them. I couldn't unplug everything without a lot of trouble.

    It does not corrupt the files on the card.

    jdean gave me a work around that is only a bit more effort and lets me get back to work.

    Thanks for the ideas.

    If anybody has any other ideas they would be appreciated.
     
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