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    Hi guys.
    Any one of you has encountered a corrupted CR2 file before?
    Any way to fix this? I have like 100++ broken/corrupted CR2 files and i need a way to fix it
    as they are quite important pictures for an event i took recently.

    Cant be opened using Adobe Camera RAW. Converted to DNG still cant be opened. CS6 with latest update also cant open.
    No preview. Basically no IMAGE at all. But file size is (30mb) same as other files.
    I need to open it. I need to save the image.. sigh. wana cry so loud..

    I know its cause of my memory card. Need to change it liao.

    Anyone please share your experience and preferably if any, solution!
    HEEELLLPPPP!
    Last edited by RayTravis; 18th December 2012 at 12:18 PM.
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    wat camera did u shoot the inages on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayTravis View Post
    Hi guys.
    Any one of you has encountered a corrupted CR2 file before?
    Any way to fix this? I have like 100++ broken/corrupted CR2 files and i need a way to fix it
    as they are quite important pictures for an event i took recently.

    Cant be opened using Adobe Camera RAW. Converted to DNG still cant be opened. CS6 with latest update also cant open.
    No preview. Basically no IMAGE at all. But file size is (30mb) same as other files.
    I need to open it. I need to save the image.. sigh. wana cry so loud..

    I know its cause of my memory card. Need to change it liao.

    Anyone please share your experience and preferably if any, solution!
    HEEELLLPPPP!
    The memory card may have a basic file recovery software included like Sandisk but may not recover everything.Try the free file recovery softwares in the internet.See youtube for instructions and reviews.
    Last edited by one eye jack; 18th December 2012 at 12:34 PM.

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    Default Re: URGENT! Help needed for corrupted CR2 file

    I have tried recovery from memory card.. Didnt manage to recover the photos as it has already been overwritten.

    And i shot it using Canon 5Dii.
    A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.

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    Default Re: URGENT! Help needed for corrupted CR2 file

    Looks like no1 has ever solve this issue before yea...
    sigh... sadness.. wana cry !
    A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.

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    I not sure how to solve it cause i never try before.

    Can u upload one of the file to dropbox of google doc and let me download so that i can test to fix it?

    share to cheinyeanlim@gmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayTravis View Post
    Looks like no1 has ever solve this issue before yea...
    sigh... sadness.. wana cry !
    If it's important to you then spend some time understanding,reading about image files.Whatever editing software you use
    they are dumb,meaning they just read image files.All image file have a header file that contain information of
    how the file is to be "read" and usually it's this header file that's corrupted,of course the main image data file may also be.
    That's why the file still show size of file.

    If you know how the particular file header is constructed/the format you can reinstate the missing bits or text.For this you need a text editor like notepad or word.Try looking for image/graghics repair software that can do this.Do an internet search and you should have the details if you are up to it.

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    The structure of a RAW image is very complicated and take a long time to fully understand it. And the error may come from every bit inside that RAW file so good luck finding them. Ff you really want to fix them, google an app call "AptEdit" to read the file into hex values, then you will be able to edit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jed91 View Post
    The structure of a RAW image is very complicated and take a long time to fully understand it. And the error may come from every bit inside that RAW file so good luck finding them. Ff you really want to fix them, google an app call "AptEdit" to read the file into hex values, then you will be able to edit it.
    Yes,you are right but basically canon's software is based around an embedded TIFF graghics file.This is too deep for
    TS.After some search I came up with this solution:

    RAWDrop - Frontend for dcraw

    It repairs CR2 files too.Try it TS. (I think you need dcraw,it's in the documentation).

    Here is a free data recovery software ,up to 1gb.
    Free Download Data Recovery Software, Backup Software, Partition Manager and Clean Software for Windows and Mac.

    for the more tech savvy:
    Inside the Canon RAW format version 2, understanding .CR2 file format and files produced by Canon EOS Digital Camera
    The Canon RAW (CRW) File Format
    Canon CR2 Specification
    Raw image format - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited by one eye jack; 21st December 2012 at 05:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayTravis
    Looks like no1 has ever solve this issue before yea...
    sigh... sadness.. wana cry !
    Send a corrupted sample of your CR2 file to me and I will see how I can salvage for u. No guarantee obviously.

    Contact me at davidktw ,at, singnet ,dot, com ,dot, sg
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