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NL
27-01-2005, 09:53 AM
Hi.

My hard disk was making noises so i used Norton Ghost to transfer to another
drive. Most data was copied ok to new drive when the old drive died bafore
completing the clone. One directory was copied to new drive ok except that
some files have zero byte size. The other files had 1.5MB or 750KB in size
but cannot be read by ACDSEE, Photoshop, Windows etc.

When i try to open the 1.5MB file , Photoshop says 'Could not complete your
request because a JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file may be
truncated or incomplete)'

Is there a good application that i can use to try to restore these JPG
files?

thanks.

nelson

Russell Stewart
27-01-2005, 10:23 AM
"NL" <info@southportcentral.com> wrote in message
news:41f81d47$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> Hi.
>
> My hard disk was making noises so i used Norton Ghost to transfer to
> another drive. Most data was copied ok to new drive when the old drive
> died bafore completing the clone. One directory was copied to new drive ok
> except that some files have zero byte size. The other files had 1.5MB or
> 750KB in size but cannot be read by ACDSEE, Photoshop, Windows etc.
>
> When i try to open the 1.5MB file , Photoshop says 'Could not complete
> your request because a JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file
> may be truncated or incomplete)'
>
> Is there a good application that i can use to try to restore these JPG
> files?
>
> thanks.
>
> nelson
>

I would think that you cannot fix what is not there....

Is the old drive completely dead? If it can at least be seen, I would try
using "BadCopy" to get the original files.

http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/?rid=BadCopy&vid=3.75

Ross
27-01-2005, 04:53 PM
The fact that Ghost uses an "image" of the old drive should give you a clue.

The "image" you transcribed is just that, an image of the old drive.

In other words you have a copy of the corrupt data on the new drive and
nothing will get the old JPEGs back from the corrupt data.

If the old drive is still working you could try recovering the JPEGs using
some data recovery software.

Ross

"NL" <info@southportcentral.com> wrote in message
news:41f81d47$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> Hi.
>
> My hard disk was making noises so i used Norton Ghost to transfer to
> another drive. Most data was copied ok to new drive when the old drive
> died bafore completing the clone. One directory was copied to new drive ok
> except that some files have zero byte size. The other files had 1.5MB or
> 750KB in size but cannot be read by ACDSEE, Photoshop, Windows etc.
>
> When i try to open the 1.5MB file , Photoshop says 'Could not complete
> your request because a JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file
> may be truncated or incomplete)'
>
> Is there a good application that i can use to try to restore these JPG
> files?
>
> thanks.
>
> nelson
>

Deciple of EOS
27-01-2005, 04:53 PM
NIL wrote:
> Hi.
>
> My hard disk was making noises so i used Norton Ghost to transfer to another
> drive. Most data was copied ok to new drive when the old drive died bafore
> completing the clone. One directory was copied to new drive ok except that
> some files have zero byte size. The other files had 1.5MB or 750KB in size
> but cannot be read by ACDSEE, Photoshop, Windows etc.
>
> When i try to open the 1.5MB file , Photoshop says 'Could not complete your
> request because a JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file may be
> truncated or incomplete)'
>
> Is there a good application that i can use to try to restore these JPG
> files?
>
> thanks.
>
> nelson
>
>
There is a utility called DIR which can retrieve a lot of damaged and
over formatted files. You will need to get the old drive to recover
them. One method I have found useful for reviving damaged drives
(temporarily) is to freeze them. This works when the electronics of the
drive are faulty but if the platter is damaged, kiss goodbye to the files.

--
EOS my GOD,
Give me ISO for I have not yet seen the light.
Take away my grain, give me colour and you
shall have given me the edge!

Spam Survivor
31-01-2005, 07:23 PM
On 27/1/2005 9:44, in article 41f81d47$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au, "NL"
<info@southportcentral.com> wrote:

> [....snip ...]
> but cannot be read by ACDSEE, Photoshop, Windows etc.
>
> When i try to open the 1.5MB file , Photoshop says 'Could not complete your
> request because a JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file may be
> truncated or incomplete)'
>
> Is there a good application that i can use to try to restore these JPG
> files?

File recovery techniques aside, I have noticed that some Web browsers
(Internet Explorer, Mozilla) are fairly tolerant in opening corrupted jpegs,
(files refused by Photoshop, or by image-viewer programs like Apple OSX
Preview).
From there you can do a screen snapshot, and salvage a certain amount of the
original. This may take several screen shots for a larger file.

Rather tedious, but viable, if the number of affected files is small.

HTH

Larry

Wombat
06-02-2005, 09:03 AM
I don't know if this will be of any help to you but you can download the
trial version, it will not let you recover what it finds but at least you
will know that it will recover your photo's. If so, then you will have to
purchase a full version.

I have recovered photo's from CD's that have been corrupted also from CF
cards and hard discs.
Have a look here:- http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/download.htm



--
Regards,
Clive

"NL" <info@southportcentral.com> wrote in message
news:41f81d47$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> Hi.
>
> My hard disk was making noises so i used Norton Ghost to transfer to
> another drive. Most data was copied ok to new drive when the old drive
> died bafore completing the clone. One directory was copied to new drive ok
> except that some files have zero byte size. The other files had 1.5MB or
> 750KB in size but cannot be read by ACDSEE, Photoshop, Windows etc.
>
> When i try to open the 1.5MB file , Photoshop says 'Could not complete
> your request because a JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file
> may be truncated or incomplete)'
>
> Is there a good application that i can use to try to restore these JPG
> files?
>
> thanks.
>
> nelson
>

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