Solved Seeking a lost Picasa program with 60

August 4, 2013 at 19:02:12
Specs: Windows XP
Recently I had to have some maintenance on my PC and when returned was missing my Picasa site with 60 folders of pics on it. I know they should be there on PC but I cannot find. TRoubleshoot says (i) go to Tools and click Options when the only option that shows is Internet Options with FILES to click on. I have several in "My documents" but others are from O/ses trips folders" Can anyone hep me please?

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August 4, 2013 at 21:01:14
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You can go to START--SEARCH--FOR FILES AND FOLDERS. On the 'what do you want to search for' choose 'pictures, music or video'. Then click 'pictures and photos'. Then click 'search'. If they're there that should find them. It will also find a lot of other picture files but the ones you're looking for are probably all in the same folder so when you find one you'll probably find them all.

Another option in SEARCH is to search by file name. If you remember the name of even one photo you can search for that and again, probably find them all in the same location.

Edit Let me add that if the search results are too overwhelming you can redo the search using a file extension. The photos you're looking for are probably .jpg files so when SEARCH asks what you want to search for, go down to 'all files and folders'. Then in the 'all or part of the file name' type in *.jpg That tells it to search for all files with a .jpg extension. Then click 'search'.

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August 5, 2013 at 05:09:48
If by chance the folders were deleted by the repair service then using the computer MAY overwrite them.

To be safe you may want to use a different operating system that is NOT installed to the partition in question. You can use a live version of Linux to hunt for the files without risking any overwrite.

Puppy Linux can run from a CDR or a flash drive. Download and prepare the media on another computer and then boot to that media. You can get Puppy at the link below.

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