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Pictures not opening??

Discussion in 'Software' started by armouredcrack, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. armouredcrack

    armouredcrack Bit Poster

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    I have alot of pictures stored on my computer. All in the My Pictures folder. seperated in their own folders wedding, Party etc (as you do) I use the windows pictures and fax viewer program to view these pictures.

    However some of the pictures are not showing. "No preview available" Shows but no picture. Not all pictures are like this. This fault seems to be confined to folders. I.e all of weddings pictures will show, but all of party's won't. It doesn't seem to be on a file basis.

    Don't know if that makes sense. Haven't come across anything like this before. Can anyone help?

    I have also tried opening the pictures with Quicktimes picture viewer. Which didnt change anything.

    My pc is running windows XP Media center edition.
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    create a new older on your desktop and move the data to the folder and see if you can access the data.
    could be the actual folder that may be corrupt
     
  3. armouredcrack

    armouredcrack Bit Poster

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    Excellent will try that. Will let you know if that works. Thanks for your help.

    :D
     
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  4. Mof

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    are you copying across the network as this can sometimes corrupt files, are the files stored on a cd or similar media, check these are still ok.
     
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  5. armouredcrack

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    Creating a new folder didn't work it was just the same. I wonder if the files some how got corrupted. I had a back up of them on cd so no great loss.

    I wasn't copying them over a network. They were just on my local computer in my pictures.

    If anyone has got any ideas on this for future reference. Would be handy to know :D

    Thanks guys
     
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  6. Wassup

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    Download the latest version of Irfanview, currently 4.20, and use that for all (and only) your images

    http://www.irfanview.com/

    It's great and is a top-class image viewing program.
    :biggrin
     
  7. r.h.lee

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    armouredcrack,

    What file format should the Party picture files be based on the digital camera that you used to take those pictures?
     
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  8. Sparky
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    What are the file types in the problems folders? Are they .gif or .jpeg?
     
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  9. Fergal1982

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    Just a thought, but have you checked the security permissions on the files/folders? Im not sure what the behaviour would be if you tried to open a photo when you didnt have permissions.

    If the security on the folder didnt allow you anything more than List Files, you would be able to see the files, but not open them. Perhaps thats it.
     
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  10. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    That's good point:rock

    also have you instailled any image/photo editing software?:blink
     
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  11. ablacklock90

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    it sounds like the files are corrupted. I've had this problem in the past but like you, I had them all backed up on CD so no real loss.
     
  12. armouredcrack

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    It is a mix of .jpeg and .gif so i don't think it's anything to do with that.

    There is no security settings set as it is a home pc used for internet etc and i have not configured anything like that on it.

    I am going to put it down to corrupt files after i check out Wassup's picture viewer.

    Thanks for all your input guys :D
     
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