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cannot open .JPG files

by HouseofMagic247 / July 23, 2009 2:39 PM PDT

I recently bought a Kingston Data Traveler 150 and tried to transfer some pictures that I had stored on my Dell Dimension 2400 desktop computer to the flash drive. I inserted the flash drive into an open USB port and waited for it to be recognized. I then cut the picture folders I wanted to move and opened the flash drive and pasted them there. It said that they were transfered successfully. However, now when I plug in the flash drive and try to open the pictures with any program they can't be opened.

If I try to open them in Windows Photo Gallery, it say "Photo Gallery can't open this picture or video. This file format is not supported, or you don't have the lastest updates to Photo Gallery." When I try to open this with Paint I get this message: "Paint cannot read this file. This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported."

I am wondering if anyone knows any way to recover these photos, seeing as I was dumb enough to cut instead of copy...so the originals on the desktop are gone now Sad

I have tried everything I can think of...I've tried multiple programs and multiple computers, but alas nothing works. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts on this matter. Thanks in advance!

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are the files name.jpg (or jpeg)?
by jonah jones / July 23, 2009 6:12 PM PDT
In reply to: cannot open .JPG files

what size are they?

jonah

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File types
by jeff_windows_team / July 24, 2009 1:34 AM PDT
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are the files name.jpg (or jpeg)?
by HouseofMagic247 / July 24, 2009 3:38 AM PDT

When I right-click on the file and go to properties it says Type of File: JPEG Image (.JPG). I have other pictures that are stored on my hard drive that are the exact same way...that I can open just fine. I don't think the problem is with the computer itself, or the programs in which I'm trying to open them. I believe there is some sort of problem with the files themselves when I copied them to the flash drive.

They are all around 650-750K per file. So they are not abnormally large picture files. Thanks for your resposes!

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have you tried to copy them back
by jonah jones / July 24, 2009 4:37 AM PDT

to your PC?

just a simple drag 'n drop or copy/paste, check if the properties change

i remember seeing a couple of times "this picture came from another computer etc etc..to unblock, click the button"

jonah

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