Can't see recovered jpg files

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Can't see recovered jpg files

Post by syed » Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:48 pm

I recovered files from an external drive, which had been quick-formatted.
The recovery is still going on at this point, but when I try to open some jpg files which are recovered by now, I am unable to open them in MS Photos.
The error message is: "It appears that we don't support this file format".

I have not over-written the hard disk. And it is in good health.
The recovery process is not finished at this point. That is, the files are still being recovered. I found out the issue when I tried to open some of the recovered jpg files.

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Re: Can't see recovered jpg files

Post by Alt » Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:07 am

Did you preview those files BEFORE recovering them?

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Re: Can't see recovered jpg files

Post by Data-Medics » Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:56 pm

What model is the drive? Some newer SMR drives now support T.R.I.M. so even a quick format will result in files that are all zeros.

Edit: just realized this post is a couple of months old.

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