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I am putting together a slideshow of 10+ year old digital photos for a slideshow and found that one of my external hard drives has a handful of corrupt jpg images. I was able to copy the images off the hard drive since but the images are all corrupt. The images look similar to this: where the colors have drastic changes and parts of the image do not line up like they once did. Does anyone know how to fix this? I tried jpegsnoop which seemed promising but I could only get it to extract an image 1/10th of the resolution (IE: 160x120 instead of 1600x1200). I also tried Stellar Pheonix JPEG Repair with no luck (image looked identical after the "repair"). Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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marked as duplicate by mattdm, AJ Henderson, MikeW, Paul Cezanne, Michael Clark Jul 2 '13 at 12:38

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

See… about the 160x120 recovered images. – mattdm Jun 29 '13 at 0:12
See the similar question I marked as a possible duplicate. If you are lucky, the fault is in the transfer from the externals drive -- either the drive enclosure, cable, or USB port. If that's not it, you're probably out of luck and will need to resort to manual restoration (see my example in the other question). – mattdm Jun 29 '13 at 3:16
See also… Although that question addresses files stored on a CF card, the recovery process is similar. – Michael Clark Jul 2 '13 at 12:19