Where to locate the images that we uploaded from our SQL Server and how to do to pull out the photos from it?

Dear EE experts,

We would like to ask for tech support on regarding the data location of the files (images) that we uploaded from SharePoint 2013.
Here's the case, we have SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2008, we uploaded our product photos from our SharePoint 2013, and the data were stored in our SQL Server.
However, we got a problem that's why our SharePoint can't be use at this moment, in short it is down temporarily, but we need some of our images urgently, so our question is where to locate the images that we uploaded from our SQL Server? We checked it, it is all encrypted, how to do to pull out the photos from it?

Thank you & hope to hear soon...
Stiebel EltronAsked:
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If you can find the one who stored the photos in te SQL Server, he will probably know how to retrieve it.

I'm almost sure that there is a kind of misunderstanding here because usually you don't store a piece of data into SQL Server just as you put a book on a shelf, or a file in a folder.
Stiebel EltronAuthor Commented:
Any other advise solutions regarding this matter?

Hope to hear...
Thank you!
Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
You will need to mount the databases from a SharePoint server in order to retrieve the photos. They are not stored as files in the databases, but just binary data that can't be read from windows explorer or other standard tools.

There may be some tools that can read the database, such as DocAve. They have a good trial period and you should be able to get to your photos with that tool. It is not quick and easy though , but would work for you.

Good luck...

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Stiebel EltronAuthor Commented:
Hi there Walter! Thanks for your response...
How can we mount the db from the SP server, we couldn't access the SharePoint CA anymore...
We have encountered that DocAve already and yes you're right, it's not an easy thing...
Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
I forgot to mention, this would need to be done on a temporary farm that you would have to install separately. The SharePoint versions and updates will have to be at the same level. Also, work with a copy of the database and not the original database, that way you don't lose your data.

If you use a tool, you may not need to go through SharePoint, but access the database file directly.

Good luck...
Stiebel EltronAuthor Commented:
Though we haven't done it yet, because we're stuck with our other SharePoint problem (we have another open thread), we would like to reward points now so won't wait long time...

Thank you!
Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
Thanks, where is your other thread? Maybe I can take a look at that.
Stiebel EltronAuthor Commented:
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