Lost my Photos

corrupted file

corrupted file

phto by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Eastbury Manor

I have recently been out collecting material for new paintings. Back home I tried to copy the photos from my camera´s SD card over to my PC. To my dismay win7 told me it would take 2 hours to transfer 80 pictures. I could not believe it so I stopped the process and restarted it. Now I was told it would take 4 1/2 hours. Something must have gone drastically wrong.

On my PC the photos looked like the corrupted file you can see on the left. The other photo was taken with a different camera.

I searched the web for clues and noticed other people had had the same problem. They suggested that I should use picture recovery software. The installation went fine but the software failed to repair my SD card. So now I am stuck. I can see most of the pictures on the camera´s display but not on the PC.

If anyone can offer any help I would be most grateful.

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About landscape painter

Painting and drawing have been my passion from early childhood. I have attended numerous exhibitions in England and Germany. Presented with the Judges Award at a show I now have one of my paintings on permanent display at a museum in Greater London with growing sales and commissions.
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2 Responses to Lost my Photos

  1. Robert Jones says:

    This has happened to me once or twice, but only with isolated, individual photos – I’ve never lost the lot (fingers crossed). If the SD card itself isn’t the source of the problem – and if you can see the full image on your camera, perhaps it isn’t – would it help to try another computer; or a card reader rather than a USB cable (or USB cable rather than a card reader, depending on how you do it)? I can’t think of anything else, and I’m not at all confident this would work. Good luck with it. Robert

    • Robert, Thanks for writing in. The card appears to be faulty. I have tried the camera with a different card and it works without a hitch. I´ve tried the faulty card on my wife´s labtop. I´ve tried it on my DVD recorder and I´ve put the faulty card through some recovery software which only made it worse. So I suppose I will have to forget the photos.

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