Files from a Canon EOS 1D or 1DS camera may be corrupted after you use Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Photo Gallery, or Windows Explorer to edit the file metadata in Windows Vista or in Windows XP SP2

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SYMPTOMS

When you use Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Photo Gallery, or Windows Explorer in Windows Vista or in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) to edit the metadata for an image file that uses the RAW image format, the file may be corrupted. The problem only occurs if the image file uses the TIFF image standard and was copied to the computer from either of the following digital SLR camera models:
  • Canon EOS 1D
  • Canon EOS 1DS
For example, this problem may occur in the following scenario:
  • In Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Photo Gallery, or in Windows Explorer, you right-click the image file, and then click Properties.
  • You click the Details tab, and then you change the information in any of the listed fields.
In this scenario, the file is truncated and cannot be restored. The image file can no longer be viewed.

Note The metadata of an image file includes the following items:
  • title
  • subject
  • author
  • date details

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Update information

To resolve this problem, download the update that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
938979 An update is available that improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista under certain circumstances

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how software update packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 932988 - Last Review: May 21, 2008 - Revision: 5.2
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
Keywords: 
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