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How to Repair JPEG Files due to Unknown Error?

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Jan 15, 2024 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

Have you ever got so excited to look at your photo album, only to see that there are pictures that you can’t open? No matter how much you close your photo viewer and reopen it, your photo viewer says there is an unknown error? Like JPEG error #53. It might not be the viewer or the computer that’s the problem, but the photos themselves. Your photos could be corrupted, one of the most common problems being encountered by almost everyone who has pictures saved digitally. If you got here to look for the reasons why photo corruptions happen and what to do with them, you’ve come to the right place!

As we all know, photos have been very useful in almost all possible ways – storing treasured moments so you could reminisce them at a later time; proof that something has happened; a form of art; and as a means of expression or business for photographers. The corrupted photo is the term for a destroyed photo due to many reasons, as seen in the photo. The only remembrance of the most cherished event in your life gets destroyed, would you freak out? The panic is building up, and you rush to Google for help. Other people know that you are in trouble, and that is when you are most susceptible to jpg file repair software that costs much more than you expected. But you would be happy to try because you require that much help.

But here’s the kicker: there is photo repair freeware that you can use to repair JPEG files! Before I introduce it to you, I would like you to understand the reasons why JPEG files get inaccessible.

Reasons why JPEG gets inaccessible

There are other possible reasons why your JPEG files become inaccessible, such as the following:

Now that you are aware of all of this, I would like to introduce to you the Wondershare Repairit JPEG Repair tool, one of the most common JPEG repair software out there:

Repair JPEG Files with Wondershare Repairit JPEG Repair

Wondershare Repairit photo repair software is a user-friendly and very effective JPEG repair software. It repairs JPEG files regardless of the cause of the file inaccessibility and can also extract the thumbnail aside from the main image. The source of your broken JPEG files doesn’t matter too, be it from external drives, micro SD cards, or flash drives – your photos can be repaired.

Description for Wondershare Repairit JPEG Repair tool:

Steps to repair JPEG files – photos and Images

Are you excited to repair JPEG files? The Wondershare Repairit JPEG Repair is a very simple tool. Let’s start by downloading the software. You can download the software in Windows or Mac versions. After downloading the JPG file repair software, be sure to install it and then launch it!

Step 1 Add damaged or corrupt photos

Simply launch Wondershare Repairit on your Windows PC and go to the “Photo Repair” feature from the sidebar.

Now, click on the "Add" button that would load a browser window. You can now go to the location where your corrupt photos are saved and load them on the application.

add corrupt photos

Step 2 Repair and preview your photos

Click on the “Repair” button and wait as the application would implement its unique algorithm to fix the loaded photos. When the repairing process would be completed, the application will let you know about the result.

repair corrupt photos

You can also just click on the thumbnail of the image to open its preview window. This will let you view the results, and you can check if the standard repairing process was successful or not.

preview repaired photos

Step 3 Save the repaired photos

Lastly, you can simply click on the “Save” button on the preview panel to export your photo. You can also go back, select multiple pictures, and click on the “Save All” button.

save repaired photos

Advanced Photo Repair

If the corrupt photos failed to be repaired, they must be severely damaged. In this case, you need to choose "Advanced Repair". Adding a photo template with the same data structure, will help to repair severely damaged photos.

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How to avoid the issue of JPEG error

To avoid JPEG inaccessibility in the first place, you have to be mindful of certain things revolving around the use of your JPEG files:

To avoid having corrupted files, you should be mindful of taking pictures, as well as saving or transferring them. Have a backup of your most important photos so you won’t ever lose them.


Looking at your photos can bring back memories, but only of those, you can view them properly. Those images your photo viewer can’t open are probably corrupted, to say the least, if the error is unknown. Some of the common reasons for photo corruption are the presence of bad sectors, virus or malware attacks, file system corruption, mistakes in taking, saving, and transferring photos, and incompatible photo viewer format.

No matter what the cause of photo corruption is, there is a powerful tool calledWondershare Repairit JPEG Repair, a simple yet very effective photo repair that works on simple steps. It can repair several files simultaneously, without sacrificing the resolution and quality. It can also extract lost thumbnails. The usage of the software is very simple, you just need to install it, launch, and load your corrupted files – the rest is taken care of by the software.

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Eleanor Reed

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