Recovering damaged images from an SD card
Posted on 2009-02-23
I recently stored some image files from my digital camera on my PDA's SD card (since I was running out of space on my camera's card). When I attempted to download the files, however, there were problems with several of them:
1) 3 files could not be opened, though their thumbnail view in Windows Explorer appears normal.
2) six files could not be downloaded from the card. I alternately tried downloading them from the PDA with Activesync (which actually caused the PDA to hang), through the camera (which refused to download them) and with an external card reader (where I got a "this request could not be performed because of an I/O device error" message). Again, however, the images do appear normal in the preview thubnails (as wellas in the camera's preview function.
My questions are as follows:
A) Given that the thumbnails do appear normal, is it possible to recover the original image?
B) If so, how can I get the six files in (2) off the card?
C) I'm concerned that the errors are due to damage to the card itself; is there some way to test it's intgrity?