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Kodak Easyshare software

By Tuffy ยท 7 replies
Apr 11, 2017
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  1. Kodak Easyshare Software version 6.4 crashed. I have the folder structure intact
    with the pictures in each corresponding folders. I also have the easyshare.me file,
    which I believe has the captions that I am trying to recover and the easyshare.mm
    file which I think has the thumbnails. I could have my information wrong on those
    two files. I've tried everything I can think of to get Easyshare back on my wifes
    computer, but to no avail. The software keeps crashing after a period of time. I've
    installed the same version of Kodak Easyshare software on a different computer.
    What I'm trying to do is recover the captions for over 6,000 pictures. I'm wondering
    if there is some software that can read the two easyshare files mentioned and
    convert the data to text. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,939   +738

    Yeah, I gave up on Kodak a long time ago.

    Notepad will open anything, including a bmp graphic, so try this:

    • launch Notepad
    • drag-n-drop the easyshare.me into the open window
    you might be able to see what your after. Which caption belongs to which picture will be interesting to discover.

    You might also try the same stunt with the easyshare.mm file. Also try d-n-d onto a Paint window
     
  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 2,232   +422

    I've been wondering if, with a good running copy of Easyshare on second system, you could copy the old system files over the new system files.
     
  4. Tuffy

    Tuffy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried the DnD thing and it seems that there will be a lot of discovering. It's a garbled mess of symbols, machine code and some text that will take a lot of deciphering. I'm just doing this for my wife. I don't care for Kodak either. If I get all the captions that correspond to the right pics< I can manually put the captions into each picture. It's a lot of wor, but she's worth it. I've already spent a couple of months scrounging, undeleteing pictures. Thanks for the tip
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,939   +738

    Yeah, I said only it would OPEN, not that it would to much other than display - - just what is To Be Determined.
    You asserted what you though was in each file - - I just tried to make it visible for you - - sorry it's not usable content.
     
  6. Tuffy

    Tuffy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It did just like you said. It opened it. I appreciate that. It's just that there is a ton of captions that probably are lost. Thanks anyway. If I could recover the captions, my wife has agreed to use a different photo program.
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,939   +738

    Use this opportunity to PRUNE your albums to the significant pics while you recaption them
     
  8. Tuffy

    Tuffy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the suggestion. There's alot of them that have captions in each photos MetaData. But a lot don't. Wish me luck and perserverance. I'm going through 8 years of photos.
     

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