Lost Photos I think...

I was recently trying to move all of my backed up pictures, documents, and videos from my backup HDD to my new backup HDD and they are all there, I just cant open or view any of them... For example the pictures are still the typical size of an average picture and have the .jpg or associated tag but when I try to view them they will not open. I have run HDD diagnostics and there is nothing physically wrong with the dirve.

Has anyone expierienced this problem before or does anyone know of a program that can repair this "corruption" if thats what it is?
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  1. did you try to open them as administrator on the new backup drive
  2. scout_03 said:
    did you try to open them as administrator on the new backup drive


    Yes, I tried opening them as admin, me, and guest even on the new and old drives alike. I even tried on two other computers. The files seem to be damaged or something... They are mostly pictures of my deployments to Iraq and therefore irreplaceble so it is a little gut wrenching thinking I may have lost them for good... =(
  3. try recuva it's free on both off the drive http://www.piriform.com/recuva
  4. scout_03 said:
    try recuva it's free on both off the drive http://www.piriform.com/recuva


    I will try it in exactly 2 hours and 16 minutes when I get off of work... well excluding travel time home of course... lol thanks ill get back to ya with the results =D
  5. be around for result hope you could save those precious souvenir
  6. Still have your old backup drive? If so, try scanning it as well.
  7. yep, that is the one I scanned. =-D ill try that program and see if it works.
  8. Whoops, I missed Scout had already suggested using it on both drives. My bad :)

    Good luck, I hope it works out.
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