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    Default Corrupted archived jpg files

    I was browsing through some of my photos from the last couple of years, and realized with horror that some of my files have been corrupted (no, they're not nude photos that kind of corrupted, just that the jpg data seems to have been corrupted).

    I store redundant copies of my data on different hard disks, but once the files are corrupted, these get propagated to the other copies (methinks - I've yet to check).

    It happens sporadically, about one out of every few hundred photos, but what if it happens to that ONE precious shot?

    Here's an example:



    Is there any way to repair this sort of jpg corruption?

    My guess is that it probably happened on an earlier hard disk which was dying, and the corrupted data got backed up.
    Last edited by StreetShooter; 15th March 2006 at 03:37 PM.

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    Default Re: Corrupted archived jpg files

    No easy cure.

    Have you reviewed this image on your computer before? Sometimes the data can get corrupted during CF transfer to HDD and its not visible on thumbnails, only by opening the full image will you see the result.

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    Default Re: Corrupted archived jpg files

    Quote Originally Posted by StreetShooter
    I was browsing through some of my photos from the last couple of years, and realized with horror that some of my files have been corrupted (no, they're not nude photos that kind of corrupted, just that the jpg data seems to have been corrupted).

    I store redundant copies of my data on different hard disks, but once the files are corrupted, these get propagated to the other copies (methinks - I've yet to check).

    It happens sporadically, about one out of every few hundred photos, but what if it happens to that ONE precious shot?

    Here's an example:



    Is there any way to repair this sort of jpg corruption?

    My guess is that it probably happened on an earlier hard disk which was dying, and the corrupted data got backed up.
    This happen to me before. This is a problem with using jpg lossless compression.

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