|To Mike: I did try checking the CD but it was empty unfortunately. I was hoping they'd be there.|
To Wanderer: it didn't occur to me that the recycle bin wouldn't have enough room but that sounds like what most likely happened - it only kept what would fit. I had about 4GB of photos and only maybe 1.2 GB's were in the recycle bin.
Does anybody have any idea where files - or in this case photos - would go that have been marked for deletion but there is no room left in the recycle bin? I suppose my only choice left is to buy the software to restore them... I'm a bit disappointed at the misleading option to "delete the temporary files from the staging area only" that Windows gave me when the photos wouldn't fit on the CD. The warning that the original photoa would be permanently deleted was completelt absent!! And there was no "cancel" option either so I saw no other way to get out of the CD burning process....!!