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I was taking pictures in a wedding and when I was trying to copy them to see them in my PC I had the horrible surprise that I wasn't able to view about 40% of them. First attempt was only a double click on the image, then I tried Photoshop, illustrator, paint, windows Live Photo gallery but all result in saying there was something wrong with the pictures.

File may be unsupported, damaged or corrupted or something similar`

I was using a Canon Rebel t5i and a SDHC card 32 GB SanDisk

I noticed something when I was taking the pictures and trying to review finding out the QUESTION MARK that show in the display when the pictures are in a different format or something. I didn't pay attention to it because I could see some of them so I was thinking that it was going to be fixable later on.

At first I thought they were recoverable with one of the following software's, but after trying everything I'm about to give up. I've been running the folder with all kind of software like (Rescue pro, File Repair, Stellar, Stellar Phoenix, Recuva, etc., I've asking the tech support in SanDisk, Rescue pro and others. the files in some of them won't even show up. some of them do but when I try to fix them is like they don't exist or appear to be empty.

The pictures appear to be there but I can't view the content.

any suggestion on how to be able to view them?

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If you have tried all those recovery files, and the files could not be restored, then you are out of luck. If you have tried multiple photo editing software, and all of them indicate the files are corrupt, you are out of luck. You might be able to find tools that attempt to repair the files, but most of the tools you tried, already have that feature and thus it sounds like you are out of luck. –  Ramhound Dec 6 '13 at 3:53

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