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Sorry, they seem to all be corrupt. They all look like random data, except for some who are just zeroes and there was even one that's entirely ASCII, suggesting there were originally text files where it was placed on the disk. I'm guessing your volume's master file table was being written to while the hard disk had problems and some files had the pointers to their chunks only partially written to.

Some files had JPG headers in them, but the file data is in random order and isn't recoverable.

You may be able to recover some images, if they were written continuously to the disk using software that searches for JPG images. Generic software won't work, because they use the file table to search for deleted files.
Edited by Coma - 3/19/12 at 1:23pm
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You need an uncorrupted "sample" photo that was taken with the same camera (if you're referring to digital camera photos) to get the right EXIF data, if that's what's corrupted of course.
EXIF usually refers to just metadata, and is not mandatory for viewing the image.

Upload 10 of them somewhere where I can download them without them being modified (i.e. not an image hosting site or OCN... or I guess OCN works, but only if it's in a zip or something). I'll take a look and see if they can be saved.

Stealth Pyros, you can do it too.

Send me a PM if I don't respond, because I may forget.

I'll definitely take your offer up and send you some soon, thanks. I had written to the hard drive after these photos were lost, but I don't think their blocks/sectors were overwritten. I have some hope in that aspect, but I know not to expect a miracle. =/
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Well, don't get too hopeful tongue.gif I can only fix images that had just their headers damaged and most of the image itself left intact.
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