After taking a large number of photos yesterday and then transferring the memory card from her camera to her PC, my wife found that three of the JPG files on the memory card were not readable. I tried to open the files using various graphics programs on her PC, which is running Microsoft Windows 8, to see if any of them might be able to read the files by right-clicking on a photo and choosing "open with". I saw the following error messages:
|Paint||Paint cannot read this file.
This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.
|Photos||This file can't be opened. The file might be damaged.|
|Windows Photo Viewer||Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because the file appears to be damaged, corrupted, or is too large|
|Corel PaintShop Pro X7||Unable to open the file. Pleae verify that the file is valid.|
|Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 Editor||Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found.|
Possibly some sectors on the memory card were damaged or the corruption could have been due to some other reason, but I thought I might be able to recover the images using a file repair tool. I tried the RS File Repair tool, which runs on Microsoft Windows systems, from Recovery Software, but the repaired files it generated were not useful.
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