Windows XP Corrupted Images - Help
Posted on 2001-08-15
While trying to use the print wizard Windows XP RC1 appears to have corrupted several of my images.
I have two machines, one Dell PIII desktop running Win2000 and a Dell Inspiron running WinXP RC1. The machines are networked via a hub. I had shared the My Pictures folder on the Desktop machine and was accessing it on the laptop running XP. I wanted to use XP?s nice ?Print Photos? options to print some of the images. However, when I navigated to the folder of images I wanted to print I noticed that none of the usual thumbnails were appearing (although it was in thumbnail view). Ignoring this I tried launching the Print Photos option but was stopped when red X?s replaced the normal thumbnails. Canceling the wizard I then tried to open any of the images in the affected folder using IE I was presented with garbage. My pictures had been corrupted. When I tried using Photoshop to open the images on either the desktop or laptop it reported that it could not open the file because ?a JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file may be truncated or incomplete)?. The file sizes are still reasonably large, so I don?t think all the data was lost, just corrupted. Stupidly I tried this procedure again on another set of images and corrupted them as well, so I know the problem is repeatable. I would appreciate any help in recovering my images and can send sample files. Thanks.