In the pub two nights ago a friend asked if I could help her with the following problem and, not being able to suggest anything, I thought I would ask the learned members of this forum. Also, I hope I’ve remembered this correctly. Her computers hard drive was playing up and appeared to be on its last legs and so she therefore copied her collection of photos over to an external hard drive. After the transfer some photos were okay but a lot were corrupt, just a thin strip, some of which were at the top, some at the bottom and some in the middle. Also, some were just blank grey boxes. Right clicking the corrupt images and selecting properties give the correct information for these images i.e. type, size, date taken, etc etc and so seemed to suggest all the information was there to rebuild the image. She took the knackered hard drive to a local computer shop but they couldn’t do anything with it and so she binned it. Is there any way the correct images could be restored from the corrupt ones?
morddwyd and Graham. Thanks for your help and sorry for the delay in posting back. First chance I’ve had to get back on the computer since my last post. I’m passing everything on and will post back when I find out if the lady has had any success.
Dragon_Heart I don’t know if the drive was wiped or not.
Sorry for the delay wrapping this post up. It took a while to try out the various suggestions due to the lady having a health problem. She had no luck whatsoever and has now given up. Thanks to all who offered help.
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