thousands of photos got corrupt. Win 8

club27

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I have a whole lot of photos that got corrupt and they wont open in any program. I'm trying to figure out how they got corrupt. And open them. Most of the files are from a Sony DSLR, in the .ARW raw photo format.

I tried Recuva but no luck recovering the ones I really want back.

Any ideas on something else to try? I still have the actual files. they just don't open
 

D_Know_WD

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Hi there club27,

As the files are already corrupted, the data recovery tools will recover them corrupted as well.
One thing you can try is to run disk check(click on both options): http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/check-your-hard-disk-for-errors

In case the issue persists, you can try to boot up Ubuntu and see how are the files recognized over there: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/267999-32-recover-data-mode

After that, it may be a good idea to run some testing as your HDD may be failing: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/282651-32-best-diagnostic-testing-utility

Cheers,
D_KNow_WD
 
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