JPEG Marker Segment Length too Short

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I've researched this problem extensively - even downloaded three different types or recovery software (which I deem too expensive for the few photos I'm trying to salvage). The photos were taken on a digital camera. I was using a 1 GB disk (maybe too big for as old as the camera is).The thing that is really confusing me is that I can view all the photos in Windows Explorer in extra large size. They are as clear as a bell. I read of other people solving the problem by opening the corrupted jpegs in MSPaint, but that does not work. Are there any new theories on how to get around this problem?
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Can you post a sample here?

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LHerrou
Try opening it in PhotoShop.

what will happen is that PS will load as much
of the image as it can, and everything below the corruption will get
filled in with whatever PS pulls in from it's internal memory stack,
workaround
since  You  can view all the photos in Windows Explorer in extra large size<< use the print screen and snapshot them paste into paintshop or photo software save as
there is also
Snagit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SnagIt
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I can't post a sample because I can't get it off of the camera disk. The error I'm reporting is the one I get when I try to open in Photoshop. It won't open in MSPaint or insert into Word. I've tried PhotoRescue PC, InfanView, Stellar Phoenix. PhotoRescue get some, Stellar Phoenix gets several more. Will look into Snagit and report back.

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Looks like print screen is the only way to salvage the photos - which of course will be very small. I did try SnagIt. Resolution was a bit higher. I was just hoping for a recovery program. Does anyone know why Windows Explorer can see the files and no one else can?
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Well, you are likely seeing the thumbnails that are in the Windows thumbs.db file (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_thumbnail_cache), not the actual images themselves.

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Thanks.

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