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So I usually take videos and photos and then get a message from Camera app that I can't use the app anymore since phone memory/ram is full. I usually connect to PC and download and delete from phone and am back and running fine. This last time when it was full I noticed it was going to take forever transferring.

I checked PHONE DCIM Camera folder and noticed some 8GB jpeg images! Wow strange, and I'm thinking they were created while I was "shooting video" and the phone may have been low on space already and I was hitting that PHOTO button during video shooting to get some photos also during the video shooting.

Interestingly in Windows folder preview I could even see a small "preview" of the actual JPEG image even though it was 8GB in size supposedly, but I could not "open it", may have complained of ram or some other issue can't remember.

I also noticed there were some files that had corrupted file names like: 2018Ȱ620_160140, basically after the 2018 somekind of strange mark above O.

The ISSUE/complaint is, well I can't really remember for "sure" if even the 8GB file photos displayed perfectly fine on my Android Samsung S7 Edge phone, but all the others at least I know for sure looked all great on the phone but were CORRUPT if I tried to view them on my computer. It didn't matter if I viewed the version I copied to my computer, OR if I viewed on PC directly from phone.

The phone is not using any SDCARD only the built-in ram/memory it came with etc.

Why are my Photos all being CORRUPTED when I transfer/copy them to my computer?

  • Update: I just retried everything with a different USB cable, no difference. – htfree Jun 29 '18 at 21:23
  • I had also Rebooted Phone in case anyone wondered, made no difference. – htfree Jun 29 '18 at 21:27
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Well it seems perhaps an issue with USB port on my computer CORRUPTING the data!

Still transferring now on a different computer, will update soon with when done.

Edit/Update: I can see photos just fine from this other computer and after I transferred/copied some over usb, I can also open them up fine on the computer. It says it has 11minutes to go to transfer remaining photos out of total 1590.

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