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Corrupt/empty jpeg files!

by wobbleman / December 9, 2004 5:46 AM PST

Please could someone help! I have around 4500 files that have suddenly become '0kb'. They are all types of files mainly jpegs but also some text and mp3 files. The files are 'there' but have no previews and are of no size?! I have tried about 6 different recovery programmes and have also tried going back to a point when they were ok using the 'system resore' but still no luck. Any help would be greatfully appreciated as there are pictures and videos of my son which are very valuable in a personal sense. Many thanks

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Re: Corrupt/empty jpeg files!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 5:57 AM PST
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Re: Corrupt/empty jpeg files!
by wobbleman / December 9, 2004 8:17 PM PST

I was in the process of backing them up and had moved them to a folder on my desktop waiting to be burned. This happened the day after i had moved them and it has luckily only affected this folder. I have norton which is totally up to date but it has found no problems on my computer.

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Norton is not enough.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 8:55 PM PST

Read and you can learn about new problems that Norton does not tackles because ... "it's not a virus."

However, I wonder if you created your issue since I could duplicate it. You mention moving the files. However I was able to not move, but create a folder of shortcuts to the old files. All seemed ok until I deleted the originals. Then the folder of shortcuts didn't work. The default VIEW of EXPLORER will not tell an user that subtle difference.


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