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jpeg and bmp files won't open any more

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by avenger40, Feb 14, 2005.

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  1. avenger40

    avenger40 Thread Starter

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    I have a cd/r disc with some images I use for teaching and some family photographs taken on my digital camera. The disc has been used to add files to it about 5 or 6 times and files have saved ok. All of a sudden I cannot read from the disc - doesn't show up on either of my disc drives on file explorer or when trying to open with any phot editing package including Photoshop 7.0. These images are very important to me - can anyone advise me how to open what seems to have become a corrupted disc? If you can I would be very very grateful. Thank you for reading this.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    There are several programs around that will try and recover files from a CD, the better ones probably cost a little more.
    http://www.downloadatoz.com/badcopy-pro/faq-cd-rw-recovery.html

    The above link would be a typical application. Many will allow you to see if a recovery is possible, but will not actually recover unless you buy the program.

    If I can make a suggestion though, please consider never "adding" to a CD, when it contains such valuable images. You place the entire contents at risk when you do so, as the entire "table of contents" has to be re-written in total and any corruption then affects all files on the CD.
     
  3. avenger40

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    kiwiguy - many thanks for this helpful advice and for the weblink. I had to pay for the software but happily it has restored all of my files. Hugely grateful to you - many many thanks.
     
  4. acraftylady

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    Make 4 copies of that disk with the important photos so if something happens to the original you are backed up and this won't happen again.
     
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