Anyone have a utility to recover Corrupted PEF files?

P. J. Alling webstertwentysix at
Tue Oct 6 23:21:20 EDT 2009

This is absolutely weird.   I can view it in Pentax Photo browser, with 
Ifranview or as a thumbnail using the Windows PEF Codec.  I get a CRC 
failure when I attempt to copy the files. I haven't seen a file fail 
with CRC failure for years.  Especially one that can be read by /any/ 
program at all.  I've run a file structure and hardware diagnostic on 
the drive and there are no reported problems.  So I have data files that 
cannot be backed up with the standard copy utility.

William Robb wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "P. J. Alling"
> Subject: Anyone have a utility to recover Corrupted PEF files?
>> I have at least a couple of PEFs from my K20D that cannot be opened 
>> in Pentax Photo Lab.  Anyone have knowledge of a utility that might 
>> be able to recover them.  I can't remember if they both came from the 
>> same card or not, but I'm hoping it's the card and not the camera.
> Can you view them on the camera review screen? If so, an easy fix 
> might be to process them in camera and take the resulting jpeg.
> William Robb
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