..to replace the damaged versions..
Hope this helps.
Ok, quick Summary:
After a complete system reinstall of WinXP Pro SP3, chkdsk ran on 2 of my drives and hosed a ton of files.
It said something about fixing an index in a some files and then said it was recovering orphaned files.
"Recovering orphaned file DSC00152.jpg into directory file 32507"
"Recovering orphaned file DSC00153.jpg into directory file 32507"
it worked for a few hours "recovering" orphaned files.
When I was finally able to get back into the drive, all the files were still in thier original places, same extention, same size, nothing had changed. However, they would not open, when I try to open them up these are the errors I get:
Windows picture and fax viewer reports "no preview available"
Irfanview reports "can't read file header"
WMP11 reports "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file."
a dos window opens for a split second then closes with no further results
I believe that something has become corrupted at the very beginning of the file.(the header maybe?)
After trying all kind of things and getting desperate I tried to access the files through Ubuntu(Linux). ALL of the files were able to be seen and used!(can't test .exe of course)
So then I tried to copy the file into the Ubuntu system and then back to windows, reboot into windows and it worked! The file was again usable by windows. Whatever was wrong with the file was corrected when copied into Ubuntu. The only thing changed is the creation date, everything else seems to be the same.
Ok, so in a strange round about way I have a solution to my problem and I am extremely happy to be able to recover those files. However, I am not looking forward to copying 90,000+ files back and forth. Surly there must be an easier way to repair these files?