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, 2018 at 21:23
  • I had also Rebooted Phone in case anyone wondered, made no difference.
    – htfree
    Jun 29, 2018 at 21:27

1 Answer 1


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.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .