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Cornfield

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JPEG recovery and repair
« on: July 28, 2017, 06:23:28 PM »

Has anyone here had success in recovering and repairing a deleted jpeg?  I have tried a number of options to but the recovered file cannot be repaired.
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Telecaster

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Re: JPEG recovery and repair
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 03:31:45 PM »

Depends on how intact the file is. If, say, it has a damaged header but the actual image data is okay then the damage can probably be cleaned up. How are your hex editing skills?  :)

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Cornfield

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Re: JPEG recovery and repair
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 06:17:57 AM »

Hex editing skills is something I have not heard of!  I have tried a number of applications and they all produce just a blank preview along with error message.
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Re: JPEG recovery and repair
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 02:13:13 PM »

The last corrupt JPEG file I encountered was due to an End Of File marker that was missing.  If you know your way around an appropriate editor, as Dave suggests, it's not a big deal unless the corruption turned the file into scrambled eggs.
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Re: JPEG recovery and repair
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 05:57:00 PM »

Thanks for your replies.

I got lucky when someone suggested I try the free DiskDigger.  This simple app did a great job and recovered a lot of files and most of them we usable.  The important file was perfect and saved the day.
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