How to salvage "Corrupted" images that are still viewable?

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ozmai

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I have a hard drive that has passed a full diagnostic test but shows "File Structure Test Result: Failed with critical Errors".
The images on the C drive are still viewable, I can view and open them all no problem however when I try to copy them to a back-up drive the operation fails and I get a "corrupted" file message.
If they are corrupted how come they are all viewable? How can I save them? Any software that will correct the file structure and salvage my images?
Thanks.
 
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Maybe only one (or a few) are corrupted? Have you tried transferring just one?
If not try using something like Irfanview to Move or Copy the files to a new location.
or
You could archive all the pics in a zip file(no compression) and copy the zip file across, then extract.
 

ozmai

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DaveBurnett said:
Open in your viewer and SAVE AS.
I have hundreds if not more. Not really an option, unless you have software that will batch "save as".
 
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This is in the wrong section, have a moderator move it to hardware forum or something. :D

Anyway, did you try a program like Norton's Disk Doctor?
I'd say it's a problem in the FAT table or something like that.... I suppose your drive is FAT32? Try any one of those disk repair programs and see what it comes up with, it's probably fixable.

Cheers

/NL
 
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