"There was an unexpected end of file error"
Add me to this list too!
I'm shooting w/Nikon D300 and importing my raw files from SanDisk Extreme III 4 GB through the
actual USB port inside the camera (because I lost my previous card reader) and downloading them using the
Image Capture Application. When I go to open the Raw images in PS the file will be blank and that message appears.
When I open the file in Preview it shows the file as an image w/those artifact looking lines runnin up n down ruining the image.
I noticed this started happening sometime around the same time my Mac had applications unexpectedly quitting a lot.
The big question is how to "recover" these images if they are completely lost. will running the card readers Image Rescue work?
Unfortunately I don't have the original copy because I formatted that card when I had another shoot shortly after that one.
If we can't recover how do we make sure it doesn't keep happening? I never heard of this sort of thing before. It sounds like
they happen in different situations. This is driving me nuts!
Try this: in your D300's "Wrench" menu, set USB to"Mass Storage". Now, when you connect to the computer, the camera will look like another disk drive to the computer, and you can drag photos from the camera to some folder on one of your hard drives in Windows Explorer or the Mac Finder. Then try to import to LR from that folder and see what happens.
If you still have trouble, try using a different card. If you have a different cable, you might try that.
Card readers are cheap. It would be worth it to replace the one you lost.
Thanks for advice I must be the only photographer not using Lightroom so I'd be using just the
Raw format editing program. Are you saying this trick has to be done in Lightroom? This error
was happening w/out Lightroom, so I'm not sure why many people think it's a Lightroom issue.
I need to get it just got to wait on a few more paychecks....
There are at least a half dozen different image rescue/recovery
programs. I have found that they work in different ways and have
different results, so you may need to try more than one. Many have
free sample programs which will show you whether they will work or
not but not allow you save the recovered images until you pay the
purchase price. I reformat my CF cards after every use. When I was
trying to recover a few images, I also found a lot of images from
months earlier that could still be recovered. It doesn't hurt to try.
John G. Blair Studio
No, it doesn't need to be done in Lightroom. Just drag and drop in the finder or Windows explorer.The trick is to set up your camera to look like a disk drive.
You're asking questions in a Lightroom forum, so the obvious supposition is that you're having trouble with Lightroom.
I was going back to rework some 2007 wedding images shot in NEF because I did not want to rework the JPG's. They were shot with a D70s.
I was getting unexpected end of file messages occuring with the NEF files. It seems to me that particular wedding HD had eventually malfunctioned a bit and when I had copied everything over, it copied the defects onto the new HD of course. It seems that my backup disc was non-existant for the original NEF's because I had relabled an NEF disc with that wedding date wrong so I did not actually have the original NEF's on disc, just the JPG's for that wedding. Usually, if I have a problem, I have the backup disc to play with besides the extra HD. In this case, I have two HD's with the "broken files". Lucky for me, I do have the JPG's all backed up and correctly labled.
I usually place original NEF's on two HD's immediately and to disc. When I make JPG, I also get them on two HD's and then I backup the JPG to disc.