If you could put that folder(with the pics) onto a Photo-card or a Flash Drive, then this little program (it is a direct download) might recover your pics, after browsing within the program, to your card or Flash Drive.
Yes, I've got a couple of hundred monthly backups from my previous system. Then you get a new system and it all works and is guaranteed and yes, things slip a bit.
So three months after my last backup I find that some folders of 2 month old photos have mysteriously corrupted themselves making them unreadable with an "Invalid Image" message from Picasa, a "Can't Read File Header" from IrfanView, "the file may be unsupported, damaged or corrupted" message from Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Photo Gallery.
I think I actually need a "file repair" program for photos because Campic found loads of deleted photos from 2 years ago (on the old card I copied the folder to - thanks for the advice & link Techotiger) but has not found or repaired any of the photos I was looking for.
I'll have a look round for a file repair utility but if anyone has further suggestions please post Cheers
. . . I'm using a usb hdd to backup now - but what happens if the same situation occurs on the backup drive? Or CD/DVD? or USB pen drive? What is actually safe these days apart from a hard copy (which could get lost, burnt or wet . . . )?