I have an SD card from a few years ago, and when I try to open my old pictures in my laptop, it says that the format is not supported (it's jpg though). I tried to recover the files with disk-drill and with recuva. It doesn't seem to help. Is there another recommended software that I can try?

  • What is your OS, have you try to copy file to local disk? Aug 30, 2021 at 17:30
  • What is the file system of the SD card? Usually, FAT32, which is readable on most PC's. "JPG" is just a file type, and can be copied to almost any OS. If you do not know the file system, at least mention the camera make and model that took the photos. Aug 31, 2021 at 21:53
  • Can you share a file via Google Drive for example? Do file properties look as expected, file size specifically? Sep 1, 2021 at 15:51
  • If JPG files fail to open, they could be corrupted, named incorrectly (e.g. TIFF named as JPG) or encoded in a rarely-supported format like Lossless-JPEG (common JPEG files are Lossy). My employer’s imaging products can open images even if they’re named incorrectly or if they have uncommon encoding. Download the free evaluation of LEADTOOLS ePrint printer driver and file converter then try to open your files in the ePrint Workstation app, and if the files are not corrupted, ePrint should open them and convert them to other formats.
    – Amin Dodin
    Sep 7, 2021 at 18:52


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