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Error Message: You will not be able to make adjustments to the photo.

defram

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Hi. Recovered image files from deleted hard drive.

- Imported a sampling of images (100) into a new catalog in order to test.
- Receiving this message "Lightroom has encountered problems reading this photo. You will not be able to make adjustments to the photo."

Looking for suggestions.
 

defram

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Hi Ken -

a) DESCRIPTION
These DNG files were recovered via Data rescue. I've viewed them in Bridge and Photoshop these are all labeled as DNG files (currently) though there are tifs that I haven't gotten to yet. Thumbnails mostly look OK.

Some of the files when I opened in Photoshop are corrupted like the example below (photo 1).
They import into Lightroom with the error "Lightroom has encountered problems reading this photo" but the THUMBNAIL looks perfect. When i click on them in the Develop mode, the develop options are grayed out and inaccessible (photo 2 & 3).

b) LIGHTROOM
I'm not sure what to do in order to get tens of thousands of these files into Lightroom and be able to edit them... or even if this is possible at all.

Ugh. :(
 

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Before you import them, I think that you are going to need to figure out which ones are corrupt, and which are okay. If they were originally saved in DNG format, and have their original file names, then I would check to see if they are corrupted or not. It may be possible that the embedded preview may be readable, but that actual file may be corrupted. Have you checked the file sizes of the recovered files. Any file that is substantially smaller than normal may be sign of a corrupted file. did the Data rescue folks give you any indication of how easy or difficult it was to rescue the files?

--Ken
 

defram

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There are literally 100,000 files so this is going to be a process. I wish there was a way to automate. There probably is...


NONE of the files have their original name. MANY of the files were DNG or AWR. Fewer tif and jpg.
There are many files that are +/- 100KB where I know these are obviously corrupted. The others are the correct sizes (or so it would seem).

Thoughts?

Dan
 
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There are literally 100,000 files so this is going to be a process. I wish there was a way to automate. There probably is...


NONE of the files have their original name. MANY of the files were DNG or AWR. Fewer tif and jpg.
There are many files that are +/- 100KB where I know these are obviously corrupted. The others are the correct sizes (or so it would seem).

Thoughts?

Dan
For now, triage. Focus on the ones that seem to be the correct size. Put aside the ones that are +/- 100kb for now. They may not be salvageable.

--Ken
 
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