Window's Photo Viewer - Can't view photo's!!

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    Hi
    I uploaded 300 photo's from my SD memory card yesterday and 200 of them have the message:

    'Windows photo viewer can't open this picture because either Photo Viewer doesn't support this file format, or you dont have the latest updates to Photo Viewer'.

    I can see the other 100 no problem, I don't understand why I can't see the others?! I stupidly deleted them straight from the memory card before I realised. I have tried a photo recovery programme, but the only free full version I found didn't work.
    Any idea's how I can get them back?! They were taken on a Lumix G1 and have a .rw2 file with each photo.
    Please help!!
    Thanks
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    Hi

    I tried downloaded this and my photo's still wont open? I don't understand why some have and some havent?!

    Thanks
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    I assume that you mean you installed the codecs and not simply "I tried downloaded this".

    The indication is that some files are damaged or in a different format.

    Are all files *.rw2 or are some a different type?
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    I downloaded* it and still no joy. Obvious typing error.

    There is a JPEG and .rw2 for every photo. Neither files open.
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    I am not playing a game. I am working with the information that you provide. Please confirm - Did you INSTALL the package?

    In your original post, you state that some files open. What file type opens?

    If any one JPG or any one RW2 file is opening and others of the same type will not open, the offending file is corrupt.
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    Yes, I did. It said installation is complete and that I needed to restart my computer, which I did.

    JPEG files open on other images but not the 200 in question. .rw2 files never opened anyway, they always display the message 'Windows can't open this file' with the option to search the web to find what programme to use. It is saying the same thing now still after installing and restarting.
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    On the camera itself it says: DMC-G1
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    IMPORTANT NOTE: Restrictions and additional items concerning LUMIX RAW Codec 1.0
    1. It takes time to display images in the RAW format (with the .RW2 extension).
    2. Any other operations are slowed down while images in the RAW format are being displayed.
    3. For certain RAW images, the shooting conditions may be applied when developing the images.
    (Images taken using the Black and White and Cool settings are developed in black and white or cool.)
    4. When it is possible to select a theme with Photo Gallery slide shows, the speed may differ depending on the theme selected.
    (It may not be possible to select some themes depending on the Photo Gallery version.)
    5. There may be a slight delay before the slideshow starts.
    6. With Photo Gallery, it is not possible to save images in the RAW format which have been rotated.
    7. In Explorer, images in RAW format cannot be rotated.
    8. Depending on the operating environment of the personal computer used, some of the Photo Gallery's functions, such as creating movies, may not work.
    9. 64-bit operating systems are not supported.
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    Thank you for your help

    I have installed this and it has worked for the .rw2 with the JPEG's that worked before.. However it hasn't worked for the others.
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