Corruption of Images on Thumbnail View

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Kinu Panda

Recently, I have ended up with damaged and/or destroyed JPEG images
due to the thumbnail icon feature and/or Photo Gallery. The condition
can be created as follows:

1. Browse to a folder containing JPEG images.
2. Do nothing... as Vista generates the thumbnails, it struggles, and
only "half" of it is created (see below).
3. When the image is opened, it is corrupted.

My understanding is that generating a thumbnail should not alter the
original image in anyway. However, a thumbnail that was generated fine
once before for an image that was fine once before...

.... yields something like this, which was formerly a perfect picture
of my wiener dog's nose: http://www.photodump.com/Anonymous/CIMG1528.html

Not sure why this is happening. I've run all sorts of hard drive
diagnostics (even though this problem affects files I view on flash
drives etc. also), virus/spyware scanners (everything clean), and yet
nothing has been found to explain this phenomenon.

At the moment I have disabled thumbnail icons in Folder Settings, and
have not had another JPEG look like this when opened. The images that
have been destroyed are, unfortunately, unrecoverable using the JPEG
repair utilities I have tried.

Has anyone seen anything similar? Any other suggestions on what I can
run? I never had this problem prior to upgrading to Vista, and am
concerned that this might lead me to "roll back". Also, if anyone can
find a JPEG utility to repair the picture of my dog in the above
picture, I would welcome advice to that end. Thanks in advance.

--Kinu Panda
 

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JP Levasseur

We need more info,wich vista how many meg of ram what kind of computer since
four years I am working on vista I didi not see this problem.Bye JP


"Kinu Panda" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Recently, I have ended up with damaged and/or destroyed JPEG images
> due to the thumbnail icon feature and/or Photo Gallery. The condition
> can be created as follows:
>
> 1. Browse to a folder containing JPEG images.
> 2. Do nothing... as Vista generates the thumbnails, it struggles, and
> only "half" of it is created (see below).
> 3. When the image is opened, it is corrupted.
>
> My understanding is that generating a thumbnail should not alter the
> original image in anyway. However, a thumbnail that was generated fine
> once before for an image that was fine once before...
>
> ... yields something like this, which was formerly a perfect picture
> of my wiener dog's nose: http://www.photodump.com/Anonymous/CIMG1528.html
>
> Not sure why this is happening. I've run all sorts of hard drive
> diagnostics (even though this problem affects files I view on flash
> drives etc. also), virus/spyware scanners (everything clean), and yet
> nothing has been found to explain this phenomenon.
>
> At the moment I have disabled thumbnail icons in Folder Settings, and
> have not had another JPEG look like this when opened. The images that
> have been destroyed are, unfortunately, unrecoverable using the JPEG
> repair utilities I have tried.
>
> Has anyone seen anything similar? Any other suggestions on what I can
> run? I never had this problem prior to upgrading to Vista, and am
> concerned that this might lead me to "roll back". Also, if anyone can
> find a JPEG utility to repair the picture of my dog in the above
> picture, I would welcome advice to that end. Thanks in advance.
>
> --Kinu Panda
 

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Bob

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"Kinu Panda" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Recently, I have ended up with damaged and/or destroyed JPEG images
> due to the thumbnail icon feature and/or Photo Gallery. The condition
> can be created as follows:
>
> 1. Browse to a folder containing JPEG images.
> 2. Do nothing... as Vista generates the thumbnails, it struggles, and
> only "half" of it is created (see below).
> 3. When the image is opened, it is corrupted.
>
> My understanding is that generating a thumbnail should not alter the
> original image in anyway. However, a thumbnail that was generated fine
> once before for an image that was fine once before...
>
> ... yields something like this, which was formerly a perfect picture
> of my wiener dog's nose: http://www.photodump.com/Anonymous/CIMG1528.html
>
> Not sure why this is happening. I've run all sorts of hard drive
> diagnostics (even though this problem affects files I view on flash
> drives etc. also), virus/spyware scanners (everything clean), and yet
> nothing has been found to explain this phenomenon.
>
> At the moment I have disabled thumbnail icons in Folder Settings, and
> have not had another JPEG look like this when opened. The images that
> have been destroyed are, unfortunately, unrecoverable using the JPEG
> repair utilities I have tried.
>
> Has anyone seen anything similar? Any other suggestions on what I can
> run? I never had this problem prior to upgrading to Vista, and am
> concerned that this might lead me to "roll back". Also, if anyone can
> find a JPEG utility to repair the picture of my dog in the above
> picture, I would welcome advice to that end. Thanks in advance.
>
> --Kinu Panda
 

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K

Kinu Panda

I am using Vista Home Premium, based on a clean install (had to wipe
XP first, unfortunately), with all updates installed. The box is
homemade, 3 HDs (not RAIDed), 2 GB RAM. Hardware seems to check out OK
using diagnostics (HD manufacturers'/third-party on-boot diagnostic
utilities, MemTest86+, etc.). I'm scanning using AVG Free and checking
for spyware using Ad-Aware Free. The only firewall I'm using is the
Windows Firewall.

Thanks again.

--kp
 

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J

JP Levasseur

Lesson nunber1 when we download photos from usb or camera we should always
double check if the photos have finish download ok.You didn't tell us the
photos where alright on you computer before? If this photo was ok before
you can always your Shadow copies to do this: start/pictures/right click on
the folder where is your photo/click properties/previous Versions /you
should see a bunch of date so you should click on the date to look for a
good picture if it was download ok.


"Kinu Panda" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Recently, I have ended up with damaged and/or destroyed JPEG images
> due to the thumbnail icon feature and/or Photo Gallery. The condition
> can be created as follows:
>
> 1. Browse to a folder containing JPEG images.
> 2. Do nothing... as Vista generates the thumbnails, it struggles, and
> only "half" of it is created (see below).
> 3. When the image is opened, it is corrupted.
>
> My understanding is that generating a thumbnail should not alter the
> original image in anyway. However, a thumbnail that was generated fine
> once before for an image that was fine once before...
>
> ... yields something like this, which was formerly a perfect picture
> of my wiener dog's nose: http://www.photodump.com/Anonymous/CIMG1528.html
>
> Not sure why this is happening. I've run all sorts of hard drive
> diagnostics (even though this problem affects files I view on flash
> drives etc. also), virus/spyware scanners (everything clean), and yet
> nothing has been found to explain this phenomenon.
>
> At the moment I have disabled thumbnail icons in Folder Settings, and
> have not had another JPEG look like this when opened. The images that
> have been destroyed are, unfortunately, unrecoverable using the JPEG
> repair utilities I have tried.
>
> Has anyone seen anything similar? Any other suggestions on what I can
> run? I never had this problem prior to upgrading to Vista, and am
> concerned that this might lead me to "roll back". Also, if anyone can
> find a JPEG utility to repair the picture of my dog in the above
> picture, I would welcome advice to that end. Thanks in advance.
>
> --Kinu Panda
 

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K

Kinu Panda

Actually, I did indicate that the files were copied correctly. Trust
me, these photos were all right on the computer previously, as many of
these photos existed months and/or years ago on one of the other hard
drives. However, viewing photos directly on external/USB drives (e.g.,
by viewing the contents of the SD card of my camera) creates the same
issues.

Also, as indicated, I am running Vista Home, which includes the VSS
service, but does not provide Shadow Copying as an inherent
functionality; hence Previous Versions are not available directly
through the OS. Attempting to use a third party tool (ShadowExplorer)
to access the snapshots has also failed to yield usable old versions
of the images, unfortunately.

Turning off thumbnails has yielded some sort of stability.

--kp

On Mar 27, 6:55 am, "JP Levasseur" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Lesson nunber1 when we download photos from usb or camera we should always
> double check if the photos have finish download ok.You didn't tell us the
> photos where alright on you computer before? If this photo was ok before
> you can always your Shadow copies to do this: start/pictures/right click on
> the folder where is your photo/click properties/previous Versions /you
> should see a bunch of date so you should click on the date to look for a
> good picture if it was download ok.
>
> "Kinu Panda" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>
> news:[email protected]
>

> > Recently, I have ended up with damaged and/or destroyed JPEG images
> > due to the thumbnail icon feature and/or Photo Gallery. The condition
> > can be created as follows:
>

> > 1. Browse to a folder containing JPEG images.
> > 2. Do nothing... as Vista generates the thumbnails, it struggles, and
> > only "half" of it is created (see below).
> > 3. When the image is opened, it is corrupted.
>

> > My understanding is that generating a thumbnail should not alter the
> > original image in anyway. However, a thumbnail that was generated fine
> > once before for an image that was fine once before...
>

> > ... yields something like this, which was formerly a perfect picture
> > of my wiener dog's nose:http://www.photodump.com/Anonymous/CIMG1528.html
>

> > Not sure why this is happening. I've run all sorts of hard drive
> > diagnostics (even though this problem affects files I view on flash
> > drives etc. also), virus/spyware scanners (everything clean), and yet
> > nothing has been found to explain this phenomenon.
>

> > At the moment I have disabled thumbnail icons in Folder Settings, and
> > have not had another JPEG look like this when opened. The images that
> > have been destroyed are, unfortunately, unrecoverable using the JPEG
> > repair utilities I have tried.
>

> > Has anyone seen anything similar? Any other suggestions on what I can
> > run? I never had this problem prior to upgrading to Vista, and am
> > concerned that this might lead me to "roll back". Also, if anyone can
> > find a JPEG utility to repair the picture of my dog in the above
> > picture, I would welcome advice to that end. Thanks in advance.
>

> > --Kinu Panda
 

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G

Glen

I have found the same problem.

Saved images from my digital camera have been altered and fractured to a
point that they cannot uploaded to any program using windows explorer to
search.

Windows Explorer has corrupted almost all my digital photos.

If I use Canon Digital Photo Professional up upload the images the images
seem to be fine.

"Kinu Panda" wrote:

> Recently, I have ended up with damaged and/or destroyed JPEG images
> due to the thumbnail icon feature and/or Photo Gallery. The condition
> can be created as follows:
>
> 1. Browse to a folder containing JPEG images.
> 2. Do nothing... as Vista generates the thumbnails, it struggles, and
> only "half" of it is created (see below).
> 3. When the image is opened, it is corrupted.
>
> My understanding is that generating a thumbnail should not alter the
> original image in anyway. However, a thumbnail that was generated fine
> once before for an image that was fine once before...
>
> .... yields something like this, which was formerly a perfect picture
> of my wiener dog's nose: http://www.photodump.com/Anonymous/CIMG1528.html
>
> Not sure why this is happening. I've run all sorts of hard drive
> diagnostics (even though this problem affects files I view on flash
> drives etc. also), virus/spyware scanners (everything clean), and yet
> nothing has been found to explain this phenomenon.
>
> At the moment I have disabled thumbnail icons in Folder Settings, and
> have not had another JPEG look like this when opened. The images that
> have been destroyed are, unfortunately, unrecoverable using the JPEG
> repair utilities I have tried.
>
> Has anyone seen anything similar? Any other suggestions on what I can
> run? I never had this problem prior to upgrading to Vista, and am
> concerned that this might lead me to "roll back". Also, if anyone can
> find a JPEG utility to repair the picture of my dog in the above
> picture, I would welcome advice to that end. Thanks in advance.
>
> --Kinu Panda
>
 

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vistavitima

New Member
I know this is an old thread, but there didn't seem to be a definitive resolution to it.

I've also had problems with file corruption during copy operations using the card reader and USB drives, 1 in 20 files or so would be corrupted. It does not appear that files on the hard disk are corrupted if I leave them alone.

My camera is a Canon 40D, and I have 4 CF cards, all of which experience this problem. I also verified that copying from the hard disk to a USB drive causes the same corruption problem. I used WinDiff to verify the file copy and it was always able to identify the corrupt files. Recopying the file appears to always work, the problem seems to be limited to large file copies.

I tried robocopy instead of drag-and-drop but that gave pretty similar results. I tried in vain to search for a simpler copyverification method, but couldn't find anything simpler than WinDiff.

After reading these posts, I turned off the thumbnails and deleted the thumbnail cache using Disk Cleanup. This seems to have eliminated the problem, at least for now. I've experimented all afternoon moving over 100G of data with no corruption.

Anyone else out there able to shed light on this problem.
I'll leave thumbnails off and keep verifying my file transfers/copies for now, but that does not seem like a viable long term solution.


VV

HPA6242N, AMD 4800 x2, 3GB, Nvidia 8400GS, Vista Home Premium 32 bit SP1.
 

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mdhausch

New Member
I check back here periodially to see if there has been any resolution to this issue.. I suffer same issue...I assume that if we are too specific then the moderators screen out .
I bought this machine to process images.. instead VISTA Eats them... so now this maching is an overpriced email and web browsing machine... my older computers take their sweet time working on images... but at least the don't destroy them.
I spent hours with microsoft people, emailing them images..warranty has come and gone in the process, I have even reloaded windows.. same issue.
Hey Microsoft the world has told you you gave us a lemon... when you going to make it right?

One thing mentioned was the 32 bit os was the problem... ok microsoft.. FIX IT!
 

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Underfoot

New Member
I am experiencing the same problem. I was viewing thumbnails of JPG files over a network share, opened a few within Windows Photo Gallery - and on close (clicking the X) Photo Gallery corrupted the files. I am using Vista Home Premium 64bit SP1. I have been looking all over the forums for an answer - and although I have seen posts dating back to the release of VISTA, I have seen no solutions. I am afraid to use the VISTA machine to look at photos as the corruption occurred when the original files shouldn't have been altered at all (closing a file should not equal a file save).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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