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I recovered few pics from my flash memory card of class 10. Now these photos are not opening in any photo viewer. Images are of RAW and JPG format. When click on image it says "Invalid Image" How do I repair these memorable corrupt photos ?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by AJ Henderson, mattdm, drfrogsplat, John Cavan Mar 26 '14 at 2:26

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As I understand it, you have already used file recovery software, and gotten some results, but the results won't load. Is this correct? – mattdm Mar 19 '14 at 13:30
@PhilipKendall - I don't think it's a dupe. He's recovered the files, but the files are corrupt. – John Cavan Mar 19 '14 at 14:22
Could you give a little more details? What recovery software did you use, if any? What program is giving you the "invalid image" message? – mattdm Mar 24 '14 at 11:48
OP has not been back since asking and it's not clear that he will be. As it is, we lack information to answer, but if that changes we can look to reopen – John Cavan Mar 26 '14 at 2:27

If the file recovery did not work, you are likely out of luck as portions of the file are lost. It may be possible to extract particular segments of the files to get part of the file back by replacing headers of the image to make it read the values or it may be possible to extract the thumbnail from a corrupt RAW image, but I am not aware of any tools that can do this for you automatically. I'm pretty sure it would require advanced manual effort to extract the information.

In most cases though, I expect that the data is simply gone, for all practical purposes, if the file recovery itself didn't produce workable results.

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