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Repair corrupt Camstudio files (when Camstudio crashes during recording)
Thanks to Amar S. Basu for the following information, pasted from an email he sent me!
Sometimes Camstudio crashes while recording, and we want to recover the partially recorded video. Most of the posts on this forum are about repairing Camstudio temporary files that are over the 2GB limit. However, in many cases, Camstudio crashes for other reasons, and those posts did not help me repair my files.
Camstudio creates temporary
In windows 8, the default location is
In this directory you'll find two files. The first is the video recording, and the 2nd is the audio recording. For example, the filenames might look something like this.
In my case, neither of these files opened in VirtualDub, VLC, Media player, or any other program I had. Here is what I did to fix the issue