This tragedy begins, as so many do, with a disk repartitioning. Not only was the repartitioning aborted by the program, it rendered my NTFS partition unrecognizable. Via many different tools, I finally gained access -- but all my files were squished to 8.3 format (e.g., "DOCUME~1.TXT"). I backed 'em up to a FAT32 partition, reformatted and installed windows on the graveyard partition, and moved them back.
All of my restored files seem to be okay (excepting their names, of course) except
for the JPGs, which cannot be opened in:
Here's one of them.
- Windows Preview ("Drawing failed")
- IrfanView, Firefox (opens partially, but bottom half is grey)
weird thing is that I have a restored MS Word .doc that has embedded pictures... the document is fine, but the pictures are screwy!
I tried PixRecovery. No dice.
The EXIF data's all there, as is the thumbnail. The files seem to be about the correct size. How can I fix them? And if you can't tell me that, do you have any idea what happened?