Thursday, June 13, 2013

JPEG Repair to Restore Inaccessible Pictures

Are you unable to access your JPEG or JPG files from your Windows computer? Is your system giving you errors while opening the image files? This is a very common problem, which usually occurs due to incorrect system settings, incompatible application, or JPEG file corruption. If the problem is due to system settings or incompatible application, you can fix it in simple steps. However, if the problem is caused by corruption, then you have to opt for JPEG file repair solutions.

As a real life example of this problem with the JPG or JPEG files, consider the following error message that usually occurs while opening an image file in MS Windows Photo Gallery:

Photo Gallery can’t open this picture or video. The file appears to be damaged, corrupted or is too large.”

The above error message occurs with all the image files, however, you can still see the file thumbnails. Sometimes this problem appears even after the file was opened properly earlier. At this point, you need to use JPG repair solutions to get your images back.

Grounds of the issue:

This problem frequently occurs if the TEMP folder is missing, corrupted, or damaged. Windows Photo Viewer requires Temp folder to open images. You may also face this problem due to corruption to the image files.


You can fix TEMP folder problem using the following steps:

  • Select computer properties from Start menu.
  • Click on Advanced system settings on the properties window.
  • Select Advanced from the pop up window of System Properties.
  • Click Environment Variables button on System Properties window.
  • Edit TEMP and TMP entries from Environment Variables window.
  • Change the Variable value entry in the second line and reboot your system. 
After the above steps, you should be able to access the images. In case you get the same error, then you need to use third-party recovery tools to repair and restore the damaged images. Such applications are capable of restoring corrupted JPG and JPEG files easily, efficiently, and quickly.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Entourage Recovery to Avoid Catastrophic Database Corruption

Database corruption is the biggest nightmare that an Entourage user could ever face. This is the most frequent issue that any MS Entourage user can face while managing your personal information, access database items, or starting the application. The corruption can usually be identified by various symptoms, such as improper message display, error message, wrong sorting, and odd behavior. All such issues require Entourage database repair solutions to be applied.

When you come across the database corruption symptoms, it is advised to stop using the application immediately to avoid further corruption. The very first step that you should take is to close the application and use Database Utility to Rebuild the database. Rebuilding is a mechanism to fix minor corruption issues with the database and make it accessible to create backup of the database and run maintenance. Please note that rebuilding is not an effective Entourage repair mechanism.

In order to avoid serious corruption issues with the database, you can set a warning that Entourage gives when corruption is detect. Follow the below mentioned steps to enable database corruption warning in Entourage:
  • Hold down the Option key while starting Microsoft Entourage. It launches Database Utility tool. You can also start Database Utility directly from /Applications/Microsoft Office/Office/ directory.
  • If Database Utility prompts, allow it to close all open MS Office applications.
  • Once the utility is started, select the affected Entourage Identity from the list of Identities on the top.
  • Choose “Set Database Preferences” option and click Continue button.
  • Click to check “Perform database integrity check in background,” and click Save button.

When you receive any warning messages from Entourage, you should immediately rebuild the database to avoid further corruption.

In case database is inaccessible and you are unable to open the application, you need to opt for effective third-party recovery applications. Such tools come equipped with high-end recovery techniques to ensure absolute recovery of your precious data.