Posted 20 September 2010 - 11:14 PM
So with the frustration of my mother bearing upon me I bought some software the can recover items from the deleted space within my PC. Jobs a good'un I thought! I downloaded the pictures using the software to my desktop and hoped that would be the end of it. Problem is though -
Firstly, When I view the recoverd pictures as thumbnails they show normal and the picture is complete. However when I open the picture to few it on full screen, half or more of the picture is blocked out or distorted I assume due to a corruption. Can this be fixed? Some work absoulty fine but some appear with this distortion.
Secondly, Some of them have came back in the format of just words and code im assuming binary lol Im guessing that they have gone for good?
Thirdly, it had some Quicktime .3GP files on them which some work and some dont. Out of about 9 I can open and watch 3 on Quicktime without a problem. When I try and open the others a box appears saying "Error - 2048 Cannot open as Quicktime does not understand this file" Even though its still a .3GP the same as the others? Can this also be fixed??
Any help you may have would be supoib! And I am a complete novice so please bear with me if I ask stupid questions!
Posted 20 September 2010 - 11:31 PM
Posted 21 September 2010 - 12:50 PM
What program are you using to view the other photos? You don't have any image editor such as Photoshop, fireworks or anything by any chance?
Posted 21 September 2010 - 06:47 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:31 PM
The problem when you 'delete' a file (or several ) is that the system marks that space as 'available' leaving it open to re-use so the space where your jpg has been sitting on the hard drive will be re-used. When you 'recover' the file it's now got other bits of information not relevant to the picture. Hence the corruption.
If you need to recover things from a hard drive, the first thing you do is power off, then reboot using a boot disk so the hard drive doesn't get used. This will prevent over-writing of the 'slack space' which the operating system thinks is free to use.
Edited by David, 12 June 2012 - 05:15 PM.
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