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#1 tyler4402

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:45 PM

Hi all

         I have a problem, when I open my dedicated photo storage drive and brows to a folder usually the photos open ok, but occasionally some thumbnails show as multicolour and corrupt some others have a red X in place of the picture, the latest photo with the red X shows in a folder I have just opened it is a single photo in an album of stored photos in a folder which has been stable for about 8 years, has anybody any ideas what could cause this? Regards Robert  



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:08 PM

You can try running chkdsk /r on the partition where the photos are stored.

 

The causes of corruption are varied, Data corruption and loss causes and avoidance - http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/datacorruption.html .

 

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:41 AM

Hi Lous

          Thanks for your quick reply and your interest, I did a chkdsk a couple of months ago and everything was fine, after searching online I do find that most people think that the type of corruption which scrambles the photo or makes a section of it grey is caused by the user transferring the images by card reader and not using the camera software, so I have now started using a data cable to transfer the images from the camera to the PC, but I cannot find a reason why some thumbnails show a red X instead of the image, especially in an album which has been ok for years. when a thumbnail with a red X is clicked upon it usually says "unknown file extension" while still showing the .jpg underneath the missing image, so maybe its the extension which is somehow corrupt?  Regards Robert



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Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:35 AM

Hope you have other backups ?

Otherwise it could be vast issues to something simple.

 

1/ Try another Program to Open them.

2/ Ensure the Hard Drive has no issues.

3/ Try opening the Photos on another PC.

 

This may give clues or narrow it down.



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Posted 25 February 2018 - 01:53 AM

Also try rebuilding your icon cache.



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Posted 25 February 2018 - 06:25 AM

Hi Guys

    Thanks for the ideas, I do have my photos backed up on a memory stick and as I have some old IDE hard drives so I could use one of those to make another storage drive, I have also tried opening them with XnView and the corrupted files still showed as corrupt, I know the hdd is ok, although I don't have access to another PC so I could try them on the TV, not sure what you mean by the (icon Cash?)  regards Robert 






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