How to Fix “File contains error” while opening JPEG files

I love to capture photos to keep it safe for long time. Today, when I tried to open the JPEG photos from digital camera then “File contains error” message appeared on the screen. Then I tried to open some other saved photos but still faced the same issue. I don't want to lose any of my pictures as they are extremely important for me. Is it possible to restore damaged or corrupted photos? Please help me. Thanks in advance.

What is File contains error in JPEG files?

As you know, JPEG is a widely used image format which is known for its best quality. But sometimes, when user attempts to view the file, it displays “File contains error” or “cannot read from file message. If you are getting such alerts then you need to know that your photo has been corrupted or damaged. In such a case, all images will become inaccessible and starts to generate unstoppable error messages which is quite annoying. There are several reasons which are responsible for the corruption of file. Some of the important points are mentioned below:-

  • System got attacked by harmful spyware or malware.
  • Ejecting the SD card when file is in use.
  • Abrupt termination of the system.
  • Capturing images when memory is full or battery is low.
  • Unknown interruption during file transfer process.

User need to know that when any file gets damaged or deleted then it gets shifted to a hidden location which is imposisble to view manually. It can be recovered if you will follow the simple steps which are given below:-

  • Do not overwrite the space with other file.
  • Try to shut down the camera immediately.
  • Avoid using SD card for sometime.

After following these steps, users are advised to make use of JPEG Recovery Software. It is one of the best tool which has capability to restore lost, damaged, deleted or even permanently deleted photos. It will perform deep scanning in the PC and recover all the files in just few minutes. This tool also displays the preview of the recovered file. The best part of this software is that it does not compromise with the quality of the photo and recover in original format. Additionally, it supports extremely simple interface which can be easily used by the non-technical users also. So, you can download the trial version of the software to check its working efficiency.

Jpeg recovery is one of the best solutions to recover deleted picture from jpeg files because of some special features which can not be ignored:-

  • Auto detect and handle the jpeg pictures encoded by digital camera
  • Recovers all picture in a folder and optionally picture in sub folder
  • Recovers all data including metadata
  • Easy to use and user friendly interface
  • No technical knowledge is required
  • Ensure proper recovery of picture via trial version
  • It can be used in all cameras

Features of Jpeg Recovery Software:-

  • Jpeg recovery software can recover the images from all types of file format like jpg, jpeg, doc, giff, excel, mp3, mp4, and dat etc.
  • Jpeg recovery software supports all types of digital camera and most of the jpeg optimizer is a program that compresses image files to the jpeg format with real time.
  • It supports Sony, Samsung, Kingston, Toshiba, Hitachi, and SanDisk etc. as brand supports and External HDD like SATA, ATA, SCSI, DEI, Hard Disk Drive, Memory card, Memory stick, SD card, multimedia card and micro drive as media support.
  • Jpeg recovery software is designed in such a way that it can recovers digital photo file from even those media which is defected and damaged, as well as the accidentally deleted picture from storage media.
  • Jpeg recovery software will easily works with all type of digital card reader and successfully recovers deleted, formatted and even lost digital photos on removal media.

Processor : Pentium Class or higher class processors

Operating System : Windows (Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 2003) and Macintosh (Mac 10.4 x tiger, 10.3.9 Panther, and 10.5 x leopard)

Memory : At least 256MB of RAM(recommended)

Hard Disk : 30 MB of free disk space

There are few user guide steps for Windows operating system that will help in recovering all the damaged photos with ease:--

Step 1:-Install the software and Launch it. The first screen will appear on the screen. You need to click on "Recover Photo, Audio & video" option.




Step 1: Select the desired location or drive to recover the lost files.




Step 3:Choose the specific file format from the Advanced settings and click on Scan Now button to begin the scanning process.




Step 4: You can also choose specific region i.e. Starting and ending sector.




Step 5: The software will detect all the media files and you can see it during the scanning progress.




Step 6:A list of all the detected files will appear on the screen.




Step 7:You can also change the view of the file to see it clearly.




Step 8:Finally, click on Recover option after selecting the files.




Following User Guide for Mac will help you to recover the lost photos and videos in few steps:

Step 1:-Download and install the software. Now, you need to launch the application. From its first screen, you need to click on "Recover photo, Audio, & Video" button.




Step 2:Select the desired drive or location from where you want to restore the images and click on "Scan Now" option.




Step 3:You can see the scanning progress on the screen.




Step 4: It will show the list of files which can be recovered. You need to select your file and click on Recover option.




What You Can Photo Recovery

Graphics & Picture

JPG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR , WMF, DNG, ERF, RAW, etc.

Supported Devices

  • Digital Camera

  • Memory Card

  • Computer Hard Drive

  • USB Disk

  • Removable Drive

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