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Damaged jpg files

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by woodentree, Sep 13, 2015.

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  1. woodentree

    woodentree Thread Starter

    Sep 13, 2015
    I have a one folder in my photo archive which has about 800 jpg files. The first 620 are OK and can be opened normally. Then next one shows a good thumbnail, but when I open it I only see the top half of the photo and then it is grey below. From then on the files have no thumbnail and can not be opened in anything I have tried (lightroom 6.0, paint, Microsoft office 2010, powerpoint). I have scoured the web and tried the following with no success: Stellar Pheonix JPEG repair, JPEGsnoop, File Repair, PhotoRecoveryPro, Pandora Recovery, DigitalPictureRecovery Pro (demo). Can anyone offer any help please? The photos were taken in 2010 with a Nikon D40 and were saved directly as jpegs. All other photos are fine.
    Many thanks.
  2. 2twenty2


    Jul 17, 2003
    Possibly what I call folder overload. Too many large files in one folder. This may or may not be the case.
    Try this. Move one of the photos that is not opening correctly to a separate folder of their own and then open it. If it opens correctly then move about half of the rest of the photos there.

    Did this work?
  3. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

    May 25, 2005
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    I had a friend with a similar problem ... and it was gradually getting worse.
    He checked his HDD ... It had a bad sector and was probably in the process of dying.
    Can you check the HDD and do you have a backup ???
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