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Corrupt .jpg files

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  1. FAXA New Member

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    I've recoverd some photos that had been lost when my had to reformat but i can't open them because they are corrupt.

    Is there a way to 'un-corrupt' a jpg file?

    Thanks
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    well... no. corrupt means the data is lost. Parts of the files are missing or over-written, so you only recovered empty/damaged files. nothing you can do there.
     
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    I'll try out that program. Thanks for the link.
     
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    It's possible that only the header is corrupt and you may be able to repair it using a hex editor.
    Finding what is corrupt could be a problem.
     
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    i'll give you thanks for that. IMO, he's screwed. However corrupt headers is a possibility, and everyone loves hope...
     
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    Ok I tested out the program but it couldn't fix the problem.

    However I did find out that the image headers were corrupt so I'll try to fix that with a hex editor. Trouble is I haven't got a clue how..and I don't think its worth it because i'll have to do this for about 30 photos xD
     
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    Look here under the application section for utilities that can possibly help you fix the file(s).
     
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    Oliver_FF New Member

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    If you know the properties of the images, ie height and width mainly...

    Open MS Paint, create a new image of the same height/width, save it to file...

    Then just open the blank file and steal that header ;)

    Works great for .bmp's, should work for .jpg's
     
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    Ok well thanks for all your help but I can't seem to get anything to work.

    FAXA
     

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