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When I transfer images taken on E-pl2 the files come up with

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When I transfer images taken on E-pl2 the files come up with a bar acroos them and will not open. This has only started to happen recently. How do I open the images?
Hi there and welcomeCan you tell me please which version of windows or Mac you are using?thank you
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Mac 10.10.5 with Yosemite operating system.
Thanks,Power off the mac Then start the Mac and hold down the Command and R keys at startup. Hold these keys until the Apple logo appears. After your computer finishes starting up, you should see a desktop with an OS X menu bar and an OS X Utilities window choose Disk Utility from the Utilities window, or from the Installer menu if you're started from an installation disc. Click the First Aid tab. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions. Select your Startup Disk (usually named "Macintosh HD"). Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk. Let this complete and when it has, tell me if you still have the problem please.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Richard, Have followed your instructions to the letter and it does not seem to make any difference to the Olympus viewer 2 system as I still get all the files as thumbnails, but closed with a bar across the small square in the center of the file, when I transfer these to Photoshop elements 11 they do not open there either. Any further ideas to sort this out. Michael.
ThanksCan you remove the battery from the camera, then hold the shutter button down for 60 seconds then release.Once done, put the battery back in, turn on the camera, connect it and tell me if you still have the issue please.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Richard, Did as instructed with the camera, still no change, what can we try next or is it a fault in the Olympus software.? Michael
thanks,Do you have another computer available there?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have a windows system lap top.
ok, to rule out the camera and cable at fault, connect it to the windows computer and tell me if you can then open the photos please as a test
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have connected direct to lap top, images not transferring. all that comes up on lightroom are pictures I took on the camera last September and it does not seem to be reading the current pictures, M
ThanksCan you put a new memory card in the camera,Then take a picture, connect it and tell me if that shows up
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Should I try it thrfough a card reader.? M
no, try a different memory card please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Used different memory card took one pic nothing showed up. M
can you try now the memory card reader please and see if that reads it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Richard. No luck, the lightroom prog seems to be stuck in the gallery section and it will not import any further pictures for me. I rarely use it anyway as i prefer to use the Mac. It usually works better. M
ok, but try on the Mac, I want to see if the photo can be read from the card at all.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The image is now coming up in the Olympus viewer but the older images still seem to be blocked. Can we do anything about that ? M
No sorry, these are corrupted, the steps we did removed the corruption but it wont fix the existing issues as it was an issue when it wrote the image.But new images are now ok correct?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I only took one image and that came up correctly. Thank you. If I got a saving program would it rescue the other images off the cards or as I usually format cards at loading into camera, they may be totally blanked out? M
I remember you have a windows computer there, we can try one thing which is what the saving programs do.Put the memory card with the bad phones in the windows computer and tell me which Drive letter eg: G: it appears as and which version of windows you have
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Richard, it has windows 8 I did upgrade to 10 but it gave so much trouble that I had to have it taken off and 8 reinstalled. However as long as the mac behaves ok I wont loose sleep over it. Michael.
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