I found my old pictures on the z drive and want to get them

December 28, 2011 at 19:04:04
Specs: Windows XP, Laptop
get info from a z drive. My husband moved our pictures to an external hard drive, and then I inadvertantly deleted them. I then did a search on the computer and found the pictures on the z drive. However, the computer will not allow me to copy or move the pictures back to the c drive. What now. Any suggestions?

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#1
December 29, 2011 at 10:14:59
What is the error message it gives when trying to move or copy them from the Z drive?

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#2
December 29, 2011 at 11:53:49
Unable to move/copy files from this drive.

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#3
December 29, 2011 at 11:54:41
Maybe its a permissions issue.. are you able to open and view the pictures from that location?

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#4
December 29, 2011 at 18:47:36
I can view them, but I did not try and hook up the laptop to a printer. I'll suggest that to my husband and report back later. But, the answer is yes, I can open and view the pictures on the z drive.

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#5
December 29, 2011 at 23:15:29
Texette, my 2ยข worth, I'm guessing that your computer isn't recognizing the 'z' drive. Just for grins, plug in the external drive and reboot. See if the drive is recognized. If not, install it. Try the copy again.
HTH
Ed in Texas

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#6
December 30, 2011 at 08:02:22
If she can view them, its recognizing the Z drive.. she would get an error like "network path not found" or something along those lines if her computer couldn't see that drive.

Hmm.. I do honestly believe this is a permissions thing. How did the hooking the laptop up to the printer go?


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#7
December 30, 2011 at 09:36:34
Permissions are a possibility, but if she is using an Administrator Account, the Permissions are definitely not the problem.

As a last resort, you can open each picture, take a screenshot (Alt+PrtScn), then paste it into Paint, then trim, and then save. But it's a very very last resort.

I'm thinking the problem is some kind of a hardware issue. I would try it on another computer to see if the copying still fails.

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#8
December 30, 2011 at 10:47:53
Try a free (but good) data recovery program such as "Recuva" or PC Files Inspector.....that may be the best way.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...

http://www.piriform.com/recuva


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