Photos on SD show as files on computer but won't open.


Apr 10, 2016
I have taken some pictures on my Panasonic DMC-FZ35 and can view them just fine on the camera. but when I put the SD card into my laptop and go into the folder on the SD card it only shows two thumbnails of actual photos and the other files won't open. Any suggestions?
Have you tried right clicking on a file and selecting Open with then use a different utility? If you don't have an alternative, The Gimp is Opensource software and free to download and use.


In addition to the alternate utility, try copying them to your PC instead of opening them directly from the SD card. Also if you have another card reader that might be good to try. Or connect the camera straight to the laptop using the USB cord that came with the camera.