If the in-built recovery procedures dont work for you, it might be worthwhile seeing what other specialist file repair tools might do to repair your corrupt files. They often include a free demo that provides a preview of what they can repair so you can see if the contents can be repaired satisfactorily or not.
If you are looking for software to repair corrupt Excel, Word or Access documents then http://www.repaircorruptfile.com
is a good starting point for advice and links to products.
For other file and photo recovery click on the 'Recovery' option on the bottom menu.