I recently backed up some photos from my laptop to my desktop and formatted the laptop. Then i found out that 80% of the pictures are corrupted in some way. This is what i know by now: - The photos are there, all have .jpeg extension, and are the size they used to be. I can also copy, delete, rename them and change their attributes etc. - Explorer shows no preview in preview mode, i get "No preview available" - Windows picture and fax viewer - the same "No preview available" - Other programs say something along the lines of "Cannot read from file" or "File contains errors" - My hard disk is checked and fine and doesnt contain any bad sectors. If i didnt have any previous experience with this matter, i'd think that they just got corrupted during transfer. I remember a friend of mine having the same problem though, without moving the pictures. One day, they just behaved like that. Also, i found many other ppl posting requests like this in forums, that have exactly the same problem - none of them seems to have found a solution. Well, this is the experts forum, i hope somebody knows the answer! Other ppl with similar problems: https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic21717.html [my disk didnt crash tho] http://www.planetpdf.com/forumarchive/119118.asp [i can delete/copy etc...] Thanks for your time!